Have you entered the Road ID giveaway? I’ll select a winner tomorrow (Saturday) AM.
I’ve shared a bit of my story about why health and wellness are an important part of life for me. I haven’t always felt in shape or healthy. But for about the past five years I’ve had a good streak of keeping 40 lbs. off, by making a choice everyday to strive for health, toning things up, eating a rather clean diet, and maintaining balance with workouts – weights, pilates, yoga, walking, running, swimming, etc.
Being featured on SHAPE as a “Super FIT Chick Who Hates Running” is something I’m proud to share with you.
Just to be clear–“hate” is a strong word. Just like my dad encourages me to “never say never because never is a long time”, I can’t say I “hate” running. It’s just not the sole form of exercise that I rely on. In fact, I’ve been able to stay in better shape the less running I do.
I trained for and successfully completed the Chicago Marathon five years in a row.
But at 40-50 lbs heavier than I am now, I have no idea how I did it. Now I run 10Ks and work on speed by running about 2-3x/week.
I’ve found what works for me–balance. It’s different for everyone. Running is my go-to workout when I’m really stressed or need to focus and think about everything that’s going on.
I want to thank the folks at SHAPE for including me. And I’d like to share that so far comments from friends have been:
“You’re like the opposite of a beach model.” Ha, Ha. I am the only one covered from head to toe…and in the snow.
Left on my vmail the other night: “You must be at the health club signing autographs.” I needed a laugh!
Share your good fitness news with me today…or – have you ever been featured in a paper, magazine, etc?
Oh my gosh, congrats!!! That’s so awesome!! 🙂
Wow, congrats–such an honor! 😀
Congrats, that’s so awesome!!
Wow, congrats, Nicole! This is a huge honor! Take some screenshots of the story so you’ll always be able to remember that. I myself put on about 15 lb in college, and I was dancing on my college dance team–I have no idea how I got through those strenuous routines with that extra weight on me. I’m still looking to shave off about 10 more, and I know I’ll be that much more energetic in my workouts and whatnot. Congrats on losing 40—I had no idea!
Have a great weekend.
holy crap how awesome! congrats, such a great achievement
That’s so cool and exciting!! Congrats!! So excited for you, being in something like that is huge
Thanks. I am pretty excited.
What an awesome accomplishment. I really appreciate your perspective! Congrats!
Congrats, so exciting! I really want to do a marathon, great job on FIVE!
Thanks Laurie. I applied to be a guest blogger for the Milwaukee/Madison Pretty Muddy Run – you may want to check out for the WI opportunity. http://www.prettymuddywomensrun.com/guestblog.html
This is so awesome!
Thanks Nicole. Hope your recovery is going well.
I love it!! Congratulations! You are are super fit!!!! 🙂
Thank you, Thank you! I was pretty excited about this (still am!).