It’s crazy what a difference a couple years makes right? To your left you have someone who lived for the weekends, got involved in partying way too much, and didn’t really love herself fully. Popped things like Oxyelite and worked out with various supplements that are just poison to the body while eating shitty food and did 30-minute cardio/no weights a few times a week at the gym thinking I was healthy. To the right, you have the person I am today. I eat mostly plant based, I’m active in yoga, running, and other exercises and currently about a month sober. I refuse to go back to my past. I am here today, facing fears and uncomfortable circumstances that I must face head on and just know that in the back of my mind, everything will be okay and I will never be the person I once was.
Where do you begin in changing your life?
Often people look for what the best weight loss pill is and some people even starve themselves thinking that it will help them lose weight while they wonder why they keep gaining weight. It’s funny how ridiculous our inner demons make us. We are all so sick, thinking there is a shortcut to a healthy life.
There is no shortcut but it’s very simple.
- Eat Clean!
- Set Goals!
- Work your ASS off!
There is no finish line; this is your life—-live consistent, live clean.
I’m currently training for my first 13.1 half marathon in December! I’m so excited and my lovely fellow blogger-friend Christian is helping me with running plans. I’ve been a little wishy-washy at the beginning of everything but I know ill get back into it soon! Lately I’ve been just running 3-4 miles a few times a week on top of my other training workouts. I know I must improve my Sunday long runs and I’m determined this Sunday to get that in. Besides running I’m still going to yoga. I have tendonitis so its been frustrating not being able to be 100% in my power classes…but I’ve been letting go of my ego and just showing up to do my best with modification. This afternoon I did a restorative yoga class, which was amazing before my run; I needed the long stretching since running has been a lot more prominent in my weeks.
This brings me to the next topic!
I have a new idol. I mean serious, he is absolutely amazing and I read his entire book in a couple days. His name is Rich Roll and he is a total freaking badass ultramarathon-running-sober-vegan. His book is called Finding Ultra and he is a bundle of inspiration for me! When I run, I think about everything he went through in his life, and it makes me push forward and keep going. The fact that he is vegan and sober helps me compare stories. A lot of what he went through in the legal division is similar to my rough past. I have also been slowly dipping into the plant based lifestyle since June 14(when I went to yoga school) and I am also just amazed my ultrathon’s in general. I feel like it takes a beast to get through something like that…I can’t even imagine. He also met his wife in yoga class! He saw her, fell in love, and talks about how she is his soul mate and she helped him get healthy. It’s just really inspiring especially because he only bought a bike 3 years prior to his first triathlon and he really changed his entire life around relatively quickly. It just goes to show how much you can improve if you keep your eyes on your goals.