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Taking time out of my day to do something for a healthier me has always been something that I avoided. Not because I hated it, but because I never really needed it. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing healthy things with food and exercise, but NEVER with any consistency.
Spoiler ALERT for you girls in your twenties…the older you get, the harder this becomes. I’m one of those women you may hate because I have great genetics. The only time I struggled with my weight was after having children and then it didn’t really stick around. I did have the right attitude about it though and I knew tweaking a few meals, taking some supplements, and playing with the kids would get me back to where I wanted.
That was until I turned 40…four years ago! I hit that wall hard and gained 10 pounds that will not really go away.
This summer I decided it was time for ME! I have two active teens and my daughter is a runner, a long distance runner to be exact. She’s my inspiration. My husband and I started 8 weeks ago to train for a 5K. For the non-runners, that is 3.1 miles and to me that is a long way! I never thought I would like running and at first I didn’t. It’s mind over matter some days, but I am happy to say it is going great. I have really come to love the time I have when I am all alone running.
After getting myself a new pair of shoes for my run and some yummy Fiber One® Streusel bars for my after run snack, I am good to go. I’d love to hear your running story, whether it be something you have done for years, you are new to it, or still have the dream in your head. I’ve shared why I run; I’d love to hear why you run.