This May Be Oversharing Podcast: Episode 5!
Ten years ago, I decided I needed to make a change. I am tryingÂ soÂ hard in general to not obsess over dates, so I’m not going to go searching for the actual date but it was some time between my birthday and the end of February.
I was overweight and still unhappy. The move from Washington, D.C. to NYC hadn’t been the immediate salve I’d hoped for. I still needed to find what made me happy. And at the time, that was very clearly alcohol and food.
I decided to lose 50 pounds for a friend’s wedding, and, well, if you’ve read for a long time, you know the rest. If youÂ haven’t read for a while, the tl;dr: I lost the weight, I ran 30+ halfs, seven marathons, did a handful of triathlons…and then gained back some of the weight. And dealt with grief and mental health. The latter two will be a part of my life forever, in different forms.
But the one common thread to all of this: 10 years ago is when I decided I deserved to take care of my healthâ€“and now that meansÂ all of it.
And so that’s what this latest podcast episode is aboutâ€“the top 10 things I’ve learned in these 10 years about living a healthy lifestyle. What aboutÂ you? What have you learned?