I am a 30 year old from Texas.
We met in high school and this October marked 13 years together (6 of them married).
I enjoy running and fitness and I am learning to love healthy eating. I started this blog as a way to document my experience training for my first marathon. I’ve spent over ten years working in higher education with college students and loved it. Now, I am working on a doctorate of leadership and we are expecting our first child in September. And my husband and I just opened a CrossFit gym together and we’re looking forward to what lies ahead.
Apparently, there was a popular album by Justin Bieber called Never Say Never but that is not what my blog is in reference to. There are many things I grew up saying never to:
2. Training for races
3. A marathon
7. Guacamole (seriously…I missed out on years of enjoyment of this delicious food!)
9. Public Speaking
10. Warm colors
11. Moving back to my hometown
12. Small talk with strangers
13. Dogs in the house
14. Weight lifting
15. Low carb/Paleo lifestyle
All of these are things that I now love or am beginning to appreciate (depending on how far I’ve gotten with that particular item). That is why I never say never anymore. Whenever I am faced with a challenge or a certain adventure and I catch myself saying never…I remember all the things I used to think I would never do. I am not the person I used to be when I said never. This is thanks to many great things, my husband, my family, my weight loss journey. And also thanks to many not so great things, my first job, my weight gain, my body image issues. However, all of these things together have made me who I am today and I am grateful for it all. I love quotes! I use them as inspiration in everything I do and they are everywhere on my site.
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“You are the person who has to decide. Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside; you are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind. Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar, or just be contented to stay where you are.” -Edgar A. Guest