I have been athletic my whole life. I started playing basketball in 3rd grade, then soon after added soccer, then in Jr. High I dropped soccer for volleyball and Track (still playing basketball.) All through High School I was a three sport athlete, and I could eat whatever I wanted! Sme days I had basketball practice at 5:30 am then volleyball after school, and all my sports overlapped. So, let's just say i was burning a ton of calories! I am also 5'9" and carry weight pretty well. When I went to college, I stuck to playing sports for fun, worked out occasionally, and I slowly started to gainw eight over the next 4 years. Not a lot of weight, but for me, going from 122-140 was a lot! A year ago, I went to Disneyworld for a fun girls weekend and got to watch some of my friends run the Disney marathon. As I stood on the sideline watching people cheer for complete strangers, tears rolled down my cheecks and I vowed to not only start running again and run the Disney half the next year, but also to be an overall more healthy person. I have definately had some ups and downs but I am on the right track! I have come full circle and the half marathon is this weekend, and one of my goals will be complete! Join me on my journey to eat healthy, lose a little weight, and be an overall happy, healthy, person!