In it, she vowed to love her body regardless of size, and started an Internet sensation.
However, I held off…for the following, shameful reasons:
- I’m about 10 pounds from my “happy” weight.
- My half-marathon and triathlon training have taken me away from strength training, and my muscles aren’t as defined as they once were.
- It’s scary to put yourself out there for the world to judge!
And then, while on a special trip with my husband, in which I found myself completely at peace and happiness, it hit me:
THIS IS EXACTLY WHEN I SHOULD BE EXPOSING MYSELF.
I am so proud of myself — where I have been (40 pounds heavier), where I have gone (triathlete, official runner and healthy living guru) and where I am going (turning 30 in a few months).
I am happy 10 pounds lighter, of course, but my current weight allows me to run 10 miles without blinking; be a serious contender in my age group for triathlons; eat what I want, when I want, with no guilt; make friends from across the blogging world; be a happy and healthy wife, daughter, cousin, co-worker, friend.
So, I present to you my version of Exposed. No, I’m not stripped down to my skivvies — maybe that will be round 2. For now, enjoy.