It's been a while since I have posted. Time flies... how did it become mid-October? Any-who!
I want to use this blog post to hit on a couple points that I have recently thought about a lot.
For those of you that have been reading my blog since I started it, you know that I have been on a life changing journey since January 2017. My weight loss journey has truly been a life changing process for me. By changing my way of eating and adding in exercise, I have been able to turn my health (and happiness) around.
I am a jovial person. Always have been, will always strive to be. But behind the smile and jokes, I suffer from depression and anxiety. This may be a surprise to some, not to others. I don’t try to hide it, but I don’t talk about it a lot either. Society makes it a taboo subject, when it shouldn’t be. So here I am to say it’s not a taboo subject and it’s something that is treatable and can be maintained. What helps with treating and maintaining?? Diet and exercise! (Drugs too... I’m not ashamed to say I’m happily medicated) 😜 Let’s break the stigma and make it okay to talk about mental health issues!! Mental health is just as important as physical health. They go hand in hand and contribute to each other.
Flash back to December 26, 2016. Let’s look at Jenni. I’m at the heaviest I have ever been (325lbs) and I am starting to feel the effects. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. My lower back issues were the worst they have ever been. My knees were hurting me so bad, I had trouble getting up off the couch. I was just simply unhappy.
Guess who is in charge of their own health and happiness? You! I knew that if I wanted to be a healthier and happier person I had to make a change. So I did.
Forward to today... I am officially down 75 lbs. I continue to enjoy my Keto way of eating. I am working out like never before and pushing myself. Y’all, I started to run/jog three weeks ago!!!! 😳 If you would have told me even six months ago that I would enjoy being a runner I would’ve laughed in your face. Don’t give me wrong it’s sucks every minute that I’m doing it but I feel amazing afterwards!
The points that I wanted to get across in this blog post are:
1. You are in control of your happiness and health. Go make a change, you’re totally worth it!
2. Don’t place limits on yourself. I’ve always said that I could never be a runner... but look at me now!!