Monday, June 18, 2012

am I the last to know about it?

Thank you, Run with Jess 
for hosting this fabulous weight loss challenge!
I woke up this morning ready to go!  Headed out on the golf course for a great, breezy run at 6am!
I felt good, really good.  Considering I haven't really gone for a run in two weeks.   The heat has been insane, so I've kept it short and made up for it with my spin bike!  

Have you signed up yet?  There are lots of prizes up for grabs, so what are ya waiting for?
Maybe you wanna lose 26.2?  Maybe less, maybe more?  Doesn't matter, it's your challenge!

Ok, now I'm probably the only person on the planet that hasn't heard of this girl?
I actually "pinned" her transformation picture a few weeks ago, finally clicked on it to check it out this morning!  She eats clean, works out HARD and has this to be proud of,


Here's what's on her website, "Laura Must Lose Weight", 
2 years ago I was an unhealthy 195 pounds and 38% body fat due to unhealthy eating habits, yo-yo dieting, and a lack of exercise. I wasn’t happy with how I looked or felt. My clothes weren’t fitting, I had no energy, and I just wasn’t happy. When I stepped on the scale and saw 195 pounds, I knew I had to change something, I refused to be 200 pounds. I decided I needed to change my life style–I was done with the losing, gaining, and losing. I was going to get fit, and stay that way. No more yo-yo dieting, no low carb or starvation diets. I started eating healthy, started exercising more than 3 times a month, and documented it all on youtube.
Currently I am 145 pounds, 17% body fat, a runner, a marathoner, a lifting addict, an insanity addict, and a future figure competitor. I changed my life and got healthy, and am passionate about helping and inspiring others to do the same.
Twitter: @Lauralostweight –follow me!
BeachBody: LauraDens – Need a coach?
A few of my favorite quotes from her website,
- If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up.
- progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- today is your day. replace negative thoughts with positive ones. reaching your goals is a journey…enjoy the process.

I just love when I find motivation like this!  She's been there, in that dark place.  She knows the struggle, the fight and the determination it takes for success!  She did it and it's proof that YOU CAN TOO.  

It's never too late.  Start this challenge with Jess or start one of your very own, with your support system in place and your mind made up!  Go for it!  Do something crazy...sign up for your first race, set a weight loss goal, find some workout buddies and do something amazing for yourself and nobody else!

And as far as half marathon goals in my future...I'm considering THIS one,
It will take place December 9,2012 so I'll let you know if I commit to it!


Runner Maybe said...

Great post! I am ready to go and take control of my life right now.

fancy nancy said...

Great post!!! Her transformation is amazing!!!

Cynthia said...

I love seeing transformation pictures like that. Makes me motivated to get out there workout!

My friend just started her own facebook page where she posts her workouts/recipes and transformation pictures. It's so inspiring and makes it that much more real and feels attainable when you know the person behind the pictures too. Here's her FB page link!/onebodyfitnesstraining

Mandee said...

Wow, what inspiration! I totally want to be the girl in those photos! I have just started my weight loss journey and am super excited to watch my body transform! :)

The Dawkins said...

I signed up too!! I am hoping to lose 15 by my first half in October...and to keep it off for my first marathon in February 2013!!

Good Luck!

Cassidy said...

This girl is a great inspiration. Feeling not the norm. haha I only run like a mile a day. Most I have ever run is 4 miles! I love lifting heavy way too much :)

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