This is now my third end-of-year-post where I acknowledge my mission to get healthy. Last year, I still couldn’t believe I had maintained the same healthy weight for 2 years in a row. (I ended 2013 close to 180 pounds. I’m 130 pounds now.) As the curtain closes on 2016, I’ve realized something new about myself: I’ve never been more comfortable in my own skin before.
I am not the fastest runner, but I’m not trying to be. Over the years I’ve learned that I run more for my mental health than anything else. One of the best feelings in the world to me is a clear head after a long run.
I’ve accepted that my body won’t ever be perfect. This is huge for me because I used to strive for perfection instead of just being healthy. Eating too much pizza once in a while is not the end of the world.
Throwback to me at my heaviest when I was in Nicaragua in April, 2013.
Now here are a few of the things I did in 2016 that I never could have dreamed of doing three or more years ago:
If you’re still reading this, thank you. I hope you have a happy and healthy new year. :)