Before/After Running Pics

Here is a picture of my sister-in-law Carman and I running the Rodeo Run 10K in 2011… I was approximately 156 lbs.

And then I found a pic from back in 2005, I ran with Cathy! I weighed 188 lbs and was at a very low place emotionally. About a month before this picture, she had come to my house for the weekend and I stayed in pajamas the whole time. I was telling her how miserable I felt… I didn’t know how to change and what to do to lose the weight. She was telling me about a girl that she had seen online that had reached her weight loss goal. It was just the spark I needed to make a change.

I can’t even believe now that I am posting this picture… I was mortified the first time I saw it. However…. I want you to know that I KNOW how hard it is to make changes. I know what it feels like to be miserable and out of shape. I was embarrassed of what I had become. I had “let myself go” and I wanted to change! I just want you to know that it is possible! If you have the true desire to change… you can do it! Don’t give up on yourself or your dreams!

2005 ~ 2011 ~ 2012