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In control of my own fate!

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | In control of my own fate!At 36 years old and weighing 315 lbs, my life changing point came after visiting a amusement park with my 2 boys and being denied access to a park ride because of my size. This was the point I knew my life had to change. I began walking around the park a couple miles a day and soon started to change my eating habits, then started to up my walking miles. This wasn’t easy but the pounds started to come off. After loosing 130 lbs I started to hit the gym because i was very unhappy about the extra skin. Walks soon turned into runs on the treadmill, once I got myself to the point I was running a 5k on the treadmill I brought my runs outdoors. Running was doing a couple of things for me it was helping to rid the last 35 lbs I needed off and it was changing the shape of my body. I was loving it, soon my runs turned into long distance runs and I was at goal weight. At this point I was entering all 5k, 10k, races in my area that I could do! Running was now a sport for me in which I had never had a sport I was part of! After running for a year I had decided to make my next goal a 1/2 marathon, I was out on a training run one morning and had collapsed, lucky for my my husband and I had a fitness ap on out phones that allowed him to track my runs and he had noticed I had stopped moving on the tracker when he found me I was brought to the hospital to find I was having a heart attack. I was 39 years old and this comes after loosing 165 lbs and being at my goal weight for a whole year. I was devastated, but I was in the best shape I had ever been, i was doing everything right nutritionally, I had faith i would bounce back fast. Within 4 weeks after my heart attack I was back running and 6 weeks out I was running my first 5k again! Now I knew that 1/2 marathon was back in the picture with the ok from my cardiologist 8 months later I ran my first 1/2 marathon to go an run my 2nd one less than a month ago. After realizing that I had the determination to shed 165 lbs and become an avid runner, running 24-30 miles a week, I knew that I had total control of my own fate! My end result is I am happy as ever at my goal weight for 2 years now doing what I have found comfort in and love, RUNNING!! Looking at my weight loss journey I tell everyone that this was never about dieting this was making a lifestyle change that my whole family has embraced!

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Originally posted 2014-08-12 20:00:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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