I was approached a few months ago by someone from Woman's Day Magazine and asked about my journey. Then I was honored when they asked me to be interviewed for a story in their magazine.
I mean, me in a magazine?!?
I thought it seemed strange, I struggle still with this whole journey and how far I have come. Really in my mind, I am just a girl who was tired of being obese and tired of feeling lost and hopeless. I feel lucky, grateful, that something inside of me finally woke up and said hey, we can do this, we can get healthy.
So now my mission has been to spread the word that anyone can do this. AND so when I was asked to share my story for Woman's Day I was excited!!!!
The JUNE Issue of Woman's Day will feature my story on page 132 :)
So make sure you check it out when it hits news stands soon!!!! I know some people who recieve it at home already have it :)
I cannot explain how it felt to open the advanced copy when I recieved it a few weeks ago and see myself on the pages of a magazine. At first I just read in awe, then I looked at the pictures and remembered back to a different time.
I remembered a girl, who used to buy the weight loss edition of People's Magazine, and gaze at the lucky people who had lost over 100 pounds and just be envious. I never thought real people like that existed. I never ever in a million years thought that the day I decided I would go to Weight Watchers, that it would be the plan that finally worked for me. I just did not know at that time what would all happen in the year to follow.
I never knew how much I would be able to run after 6 months into my weight loss. I never knew lining up at that 5K for the first time a year later I would be lining up to run a whole marathon. But the main point I want to bring home is, I kept trying.
I never gave up. I still do not. Everytime I hit one goal, I look ahead to another. I keep focusing on my future and being the best possible healthy version of me. This keeps me going. This keeps me maintaining a healthy weight, and living the life I knew I was always meant to live.
Thank you everyone for all your support, and encouragement. It keeps me going, keeps me sharing this journey, and I am so happy to be in this magazine so that I can keep sharing the positive energy, the passion I have for believing in yourself, and working hard and making dreamns come true.