I am not going to lie- there was a large amount of time that I honestly forgot that I had a blog. Since the last time I blogged A LOT has changed in my life- and I like to think that it has changed for the better.
I am now 28 years old, I live with my boyfriend of over 2 years, I still work at the same place in Pullman, WA, and I have FINALLY completed my Master’s degree! ( I will walk in May and receive my degree then- even though all the work is done). One thing that has stayed constant through all of the elapsed time is that I am still on my health journey.
Since April 2015 (the last time I posted) I have lost about 30 more pounds, and have gained about 10 of it back. I can comfortably say that I have lost 75 pounds total on my health journey so far, and I have big goals for 2017 to finally hit my goal weight. I have about 35 pounds to go until I reach my goal weight. Another part of my health journey that has become a very important part of who I am is that I am now a runner! I used to be the person that despised running and had no idea how or why people would want to run or actually be able to do it successfully. Well, here I am with 1 half marathon under my belt- and I am training for my second half marathon that is in less than 5 weeks!!
Running has become a very important part of my life and it helps me feel empowered and strong. As far as my self love, body image, and weight loss I am still using weight watchers. I have tried many things here and there, but Weight Watchers is what I always come back to and I am in it to win it so to speak. Weight Watchers helps me stay accountable with what I am eating and how I am fueling my body. I am focusing on the long haul for 2017 and since I have less weight to lose now. It is going to take even more time and dedication to reach my goal weight.
My intention is to blog regularly here again and use it as a way to update you all on my progress, how things are going with running, and even share some meal recipes that I have tried and like. While I did not fully enjoy the whole process of writing my thesis, I have to say that I miss writing a little bit, so this is a fun way for me to reflect and write to stay accountable to my journey.
Since so much has changed in almost two years I have included some pictures as well!
Happy Sunday, and I hope everyone has a great week!