Though I’ve always been active, I was notorious for being the “bigger girl” in every sport I participated in.
I remember seeing the before picture of myself shortly after it was taken and crying. I didn’t FEEL as big as I really was, but I knew I had gained weight. I moved to another state for college, stopped playing sports and blew up. It didn’t help that I purposely avoided the scale as I got older. The biggest I remember weighing myself at was 220lbs but there is no doubt I was slightly heavier.
After moving back to my home state, I teamed up with my best friend to incorporate running into my life. I was determined to bring back my athletic abilities, one mile at a time. After a couple of months, I was able to run ten miles non-stop…and cried again, only this time they were tears or joy and excitement!
I am still considered “overweight” by BMI standards, but I feel SO much better. My goal is to rock a two-piece swimsuit this summer with absolutely NO shame. I can’t wait!