Many of us want to start a new week with new beginnings and new goals. This was me with dieting and exercising. But I struggled to keep these goals and would give up. It wasn’t until August of 2014 that I met Heidi Stewart Fitness through my sister-in-law and she changed my life forever. This is when my journey started.
I learned quickly through Heidi that I had to think of it as a lifestyle change and not a diet. This has really helped me through my journey and my success. When I started my sister-in-law took me for my first run and I couldn’t even run a mile without saying “okay, let’s stop” but she encouraged me to keep going and supported me. Next thing you know I could run more and more miles without stopping and 26.2 miles later on the trails and countless metals for 5k’s and Half Marathons. I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt physically and mentally. But this was the first step. The next thing I took on was setting up a food journal and started logging all the food that I was eating. This really helps track what I am putting into my body and helps me have better eating habits. But of course every now and then I have a “cheat day” to reward myself for all my hard work that I do. I think this is important because I feel I have something to look forward to. Overall I have lost 30lbs over this past year through dedication and support from all the people at Heidi Stewart Fitness.
This is just the beginning and the journey will never end because I feel I can always improve myself physically and mentally.
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Article written by Candace Otineru, Medical Assistant