FUN FACT FRIDAY 🤗
I was a 3-time All-State High School athlete in Downhill Ski Racing (top 10 finisher). I was determined to make TOP 3 in the state for Girl's Skiing during my senior year. Then, at the start of senior year, the girl's ski team at my HS was cut. There was not enough female athletes for a team. But my coach believed in me & I was granted the unique opportunity to compete on the boy's team all season. I was the only female athlete in my league that year. In a sea of male athletes, who were "stronger" & "faster" than I was supposed to be, I held my own. I ended up qualifying for Regionals, where I placed 25th. My finishing time on the course would have placed me in the Region's Top 5 Female Athletes, & I would have gone to State Level Finals to finish the goal I had for myself since Freshman year. I missed out on an opportunity to achieve the biggest goal I'd ever dreamt of, because the rules said I "wasn't allowed" to compete with the girls. I spent my whole high school career working towards something that was taken away just like that.
In a previous post, I mentioned it'd been 15 years since I considered myself as goal-oriented. A year ago, I started weightlifting & it's given me that passion back. The ability to ACHIEVE something great & use my past struggles as FUEL to be better.
Ok guys...so today was the DAY! Did the triple 3 & omg...pretty rough but SO MUCH FUN!! I loved it!! So we did a 3 mile run, 300 double unders (I did 600 regular since I’m terrible at doubles) & 3000m row in 55:13! Honestly, I’m just happy I’m alive! 😅 now that I’ve done it I’m definitely ready to get my time down to around 45 minutes. So in 2 weeks that’s what I’m shooting for! 💪💜 Have a happy Saturday y’all!
Hike to top of Hallde in Alta, Norway. Distance 18km and 1000 meter climb. A 5 hour trip with lunchbreak on the top. One week after a 30km trailrunning race. My body gave up after 1,5km into the trip, but my mind kept on pushing. I'm so much stronger than I think. I did this without any proper training. I recently started #bodyboss 16 week workout program. Can't wait to test how strong I am next year when climbing these mountains.
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Choosing to say yes, and start this fitness journey was the greatest decision I ever made for myself. I now don’t even recognize the girl on the left, but that was indeed me for a very long time. I was so blind sited about what it was that had been making me feel so shitty all the time, but eventually when NONE of my clothes fit anymore something had to give. I decided to choose my health & HAPPINESS over everything. I made a commitment to myself to give my all to a workout program for 3 months. And that is exactly what I did. 4:30AM was my wake up call, and even on days when all I wanted to do was click that snooze button i still showed up every.damn.day. Sometimes in my pajamas bc this was all done from home 😜. It’s okay to choose YOU and do what makes YOU happy. How is a person going to bring happiness to others when they aren’t happy with themselves? Love yourself first 🌱