Hi! This is my inaugural blog. I’ve been quite nervous about doing it, even though I’m a professional writer, because I don’t want to make any mistakes or do it incorrectly. However, a friend pointed out that an entity with the ridiculous title of “blog” does not have any rules. I mean, it’s not like I’m writing a “scriveners’ collaborative exposition of information” or something.
Sooooo… like many of the best experiences of my life I decided to just jump in and do it, and figure it out as I go along. Kind of like life. Although my friends will likely laugh hysterically since they know me as a consummate planner.
Maybe the best place to start is at the beginning. On October 1, 2012 I weighed 200 pounds and was size 16. X-large knit stretch pants made up the majority of my wardrobe. I ate all the time even though I wasn’t hungry. And as my body got bigger, my world got smaller.
In 9 months I lost 70 pounds. I now wear size 6, and I did it the old fashioned way – I ate less and exercised more. Along the way, I ended a marriage that was killing me by inches (and pounds), gave up having a vehicle, gained two bicycles, and discovered a love for doing CrossFit. My face became brighter and my smile became bigger the happier I got. In short, I’ve transformed my life. And as my body got smaller and more fit, my world has gotten larger.
As I say in the section “About,” I am not a nutritionist. I am not a personal trainer. I do not have a degree in exercise physiology. I was just a fat, middle aged woman who got on a bike.
So the best part of starting a blog today is that I did it. Just like that first pedal stroke, or the first hill, or the first time I picked up a barbell, I know this will get both easier and more challenging, but I can do it. And along the way, I’m hoping to help inspire others make healthy changes too.