This morning, a photo popped up on my Facebook of a me last Thanksgiving. I paused for a minute and just thought wow. Last year I could barely run part of the Bonfield 5K, a tradition in my hometown, and this year I ran the whole thing! I think the fact I really had to go to the bathroom the whole time helped, but I didn’t stop! A lot has changed in a year, and I have so much to be thankful for.


I am incredibly thankful that I decided to take my health and my happiness seriously. All too often we say next week, next month, next year. But why not now? I had many many months of thinking I would start next month, I would make small changes starting next month. I never did. It took me crying on the couch one night to finally snap out of it. I have an amazing community of hardworking girls who are making their goals a reality and who support each other no matter what. I love being apart of their journey too!

I am incredibly thankful for a husband who is always supporting me and loving me. Even when I was in the darkest place, he was there shining a light for me to see. Every small victory I have, he is there cheering for me. He is always making me smile and laugh. I couldn’t think of a better person to be with!

I am incredibly thankful for my family, who have to love me because we are family, but who are also just amazing people. I have realized growing up that families aren’t always picture perfect like you think they are when you are growing up. Despite different paths and schedules, we come together and are loud and full of love.

I am incredibly thankful for my job, my house, and the life I get to live. I wake up in the morning, and despite being extremely tired most mornings, I am excited for my day. I love my job, my coworkers, and my students. They make me want to be a better teacher everyday. I love coming home to the house we made into our home and building our life together.

I am so excited to see what life brings, and so grateful for all of you who are apart of it! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends and take a minute to appreciate the goodness in life.

Here’s to being happy & fit

One thought on “Thankful

  1. You inspire me. You are so positive and happy and it is contagious. You have made a quantum leap forward in your self-awareness, nutrition, exercise, joy and love. I am inspired. I will be reflecting on what you have done.


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