So, a little bit about where I'm coming from. I have always been a more curvy girl than most. In high school I didn't have enough self confidence to recognize that while I weighed more than my girlfriends, that didn't make me fat, my body is just made differently. Here's what I looked like as a freshman in HS and a Senior in high school, as both pictures were being taken I can easily remember my feeling that it would be awful, because I was so fat, who would ever want to see them.
I have been overweight since College, and distinctly remember the doctor's visit in college when I was over 200 pounds for the first time. I sat there and cried for I don't even know how long. I swore I was going to lose the weight then, and haven't been below 200 for more than a couple of weeks since then. It was fine for me to SAY I was going to lose the weight, but I really had no idea how to make that happen.
I met Andrea a little over a year ago while I was working at the gym. I remember her coming in the first day and being in awe of her body. I know that sounds bad, but I have never met a woman in my life that is this fit and amazing. I would sit in my office and watch her workout, often with my mouth hanging open at what she was able to do. Not long after I left the gym, so did Andrea, and opened CrossFit APX with Pete Koch. Andrea has been telling me to come check out their boot camps/Cross Fit since she left the gym, and I haven't done it for 2 reasons, 1st--it's a huge financial commitment, and I couldn't afford it, but if I'm being 100% honest, my bigger issue was fear. I was scared to death that I would be embarrassed and look stupid. I couldn't have been any more wrong.
So, today is day 1 of training, both CrossFit and Half Marathon. I need to get this weight off, get my health and fitness back, and be the mom and woman I always wanted to be.