Fitmark Ambassador Katherine Fischer talks about the beauty of fitness
As we start a new year, we get the chance to start a new journey for ourselves. Will you be starting a new journey this year? I will be continuing the journey I started for myself last year.
Last year, I looked in the mirror and realized I was overweight and unhappy. I made a decision right then and there to get healthy and GET HAPPY. I decided to start a strict workout plan and begin to eat healthier. I found it easier to get myself to change my diet by calling it “healthy eating” instead of a “diet.” And it worked! I dropped 30 pounds, and I was able to compete in four triathlons and eight running races. I feel so much better, and I can’t imagine my days without healthy food and a hard workout. I also can’t imagine NOT loving myself and my body for all of the wonderful things it is capable of!
Loving yourself is the key to happiness. Without love and respect for yourself, you just won’t be able to enjoy a healthy relationship with others. Society has made it hard for us to see beyond weight, and realize that we are all beautiful, unique creatures, but we are. No matter what your shape or size, YOU are beautiful, and it’s time to tell yourself that! Use negativity from others (and even from yourself) as your drive, but don’t let it destroy your confidence.
It might not be an easy journey to start, but trust me – you won’t regret it. And don’t focus on what the scale says, or what others think. Go by how you FEEL… and if you feel good, it will show, and you will see a difference. Good luck on your journey and feel free to share some ways that you will be making your journey.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013