How I Lost Over 40 Pounds and Kept it Off!

My Journey137 lbs

I am excited to share the news; today I am 137lbs and I could not be happier!  My journey to this weight has taken me some time, effort, and a few tears but it has been well worth it!

After being over 180 pounds for a year, I realized that something had to give.  I had been trying to work out and run on my own with little to no success.  So, in spring 2014, I decided to go to the Palisades Running Group’s info session.  After speaking to the Founder, Chelsea and a few of the current members of the group, I realized I needed accountability. I joined on the spot and began running with the PRG from spring 2014 through the fall 2014 and attended yoga classes sporadically.  I lost some weight during that time but not as much as I had hoped.

After being extremely frustrated about not feeling like myself and not being able to fit into any of my clothes, I decided to search for some inspiration that would get me off the couch and out the door. I scrolled and noticed a young lady’s’ IG page and left a comment about how inspired I was with the progress she was making.  To my surprise, she replied immediately, sharing with me that she and a few of her friends were in the gym daily and reading the 4-Hour Body book.  It was right there in that moment that I decided to make a commitment to myself to not only lose the weight but to get and stay healthy and fit!

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