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Keeping up with blog posts

Well as you can see, I have a hard time keeping up with blog posts! It has been almost 3 months since my last post and I thought I should at least write something. A lot has changed since then!

I started running! It is as hard as I thought it was going to be. I never imagined that a c092d51f7a708175ae14e7da686fa47f_400x400woman my size should be running in public but I am. This is what this blog is really about for me, overcoming my fears and just doing it anyway. I had to get over my fear of running in public. You really have to not care about what others are thinking….this isn’t about them, it is about me and my journey of becoming healthy.

I have not lost any weight for 3 months now and that is super frustrating. But people do comment odiet-plateaun how great I am looking! I work out with a personal trainer 2 times per week and now am doing cardio 2-3 times per week. I started with a personal trainer 3 months ago, I can only hope that I am still losing but gaining muscle mass. But at what point does my body start to lose more fat than it gains muscle mass? It has not hindered me from eating healthy and still exercising. I can only hope I get over this HUGE hurdle soon!

Pet owners! I cannot tell you enough how important it is to pdog_emoji_01ay attention to your dog’s/cat’s behavior! Last week my dog started peeing in my living room (we have hard wood floors so it is easy to clean up). I knew this was not like him at all! He is completely house trained. When he started to vomit that is when I finally took him to the vet’s yesterday. Turns out he has pancreatitis and his blood glucose was through the roof! He was literally peeing sugar onto my floor, that explains the EXTREME stickiness of it! I am so happy that we caught it but he is spending the weekend at the vet’s office.

A lot has happened in the last 3 months and I hope to get back into a blog post schedule again!

Until next time!

~Steph

Childhood Memories

When you think about your earliest childhood memories….what comes to mind? Riding on a two wheel bike without training wheels? Maybe your first day of school? Your older siblings picking on you constantly? Whatever it may be, I found it hard to think of my earliest childhood memory.

I remember my dad sitting me up on the bathroom sink and pulling out one of my loose teeth. I am not sure if this is my earliest childhood memory but it is one of my most treasured memories.

It makes it so much more bittersweet now that my dad has passed. He was the only one I could trust to pull out my tooth, so that I could get a visit from the tooth fairy later on that night.

It is funny, as I sit here thinking about getting my loose tooth pulled out more memories come flooding back. My mind keeps wandering back to our Christmas traditions of travelling up north to visit grandparents on Christmas Eve. Then waking up on Christmas morning and waiting patiently for more family members to come in and we would have the best of times. I remember one year getting a Barbie Dreamhouse for Christmas. It was the best Christmas a kid could ask for.

Always treasure the good moments you have in life. That way, when you are going through the worst time in your life you have something good to look back on. You can get through the bad days a little bit easier by thinking of those great days and memories.

Til Next time!

~Stephanie

Courageous Healthy Me

Hey! It’s a blog post the same name as my blog! Amazing! Hehe.

As I was contemplating on creating a blog I was thinking of a great name to go along with it. My blog is not about any one thing in particular but it will surround my health and it changes. It will also include things from other aspects of my life as well.

I chose the nameĀ Courageous Healthy Me because (1) I have a instagram account already created with that name and (2) it takes a lot of courage to become healthy and leave all of the bad things behind you!

Becoming a runner at a larger than normal weight of a runner takes courage! I am still working on that New Year’s Resolution by the way!

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It takes a lot of courage to not follow the crowd!

I love this quote, “Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength”. Let’s admit it, sometimes we do not want to do a damn thing. It is too easy to stay they way that we are rather than to have to change it. But me not changing the way that I was, I was going to end up killing myself into an early grave. As I go on, it is only going to get more difficult to keep losing weight and to maintain that weight lost. But I plan on doing it and exceeding it. This is not for anybody else but me. This blog is more of an accountability to myself and if I am able to encourage someone else along the way, that is even all the better!

I will make mistakes, I will fall down and not want to get back up, but I know I will have the courage to get back up and keep moving forward even if I take 5 steps back and only 3 steps forward.

Til next time!

~Stephanie