I’m a 30 year old stay at home mom and freelance writer. My husband Jeremy and I have been married for seven years, and we have a three year old son, Hogan. I began running shortly after his birth and lost 30 pounds and completed two half-marathons, but even at the height of that period in my life, I always felt like I was phoning it in. I never got into the shape that I wanted, I never dedicated myself like I wanted. I never took charge of my life, not completely.
After I finished my second half-marathon, I decided to take a couple of weeks off to rest my knees. A few weeks turned into a month, two months, a year and now, fourteen months later I’ve gained back nearly all of the weight I took off in the first place. I’m out of shape and out of excuses. It’s time for me to take back my life, one day at a time.