I was never the athletic girl growing up, in fact, I had a neurological condition that causes extreme headaches which kept me from participating in a lot of activities. I always started something but could never stick with it because of the pain. At age 16, I had surgery which resolved a lot of my… Continue reading Kelsey P.
Author: Joni Watkins
Last January, I was a stay at home mom with an online craft business. I also had a son with level 1 autism and other special needs. I, myself, was dealing with fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and a need to get out and exercise. I was scrolling through Facebook one day in the middle of January… Continue reading Jaime S.
Seven years ago, after spending countless years paralyzed by depression, anxiety, PTSD, I reached rock bottom. I was self-medicating with food, alcohol and drugs. My weight had skyrocketed and my self-confidence lower than ever. I was fed up. Done with being miserable, I started taking long walks from my apartment and would incorporate running intervals.… Continue reading Joni W.
“My word at the kick-off meeting, which I was SOOOOO nervous to attend, was "trapped”. I likened it to a caterpillar being trapped in a chrysalis-but with knowledge that beauty was just on the other side of struggle. And struggle I did- with my mindset. Each week the running intervals got longer, I struggled in… Continue reading Carrie S.
In 2010, I was a working mom with 2 boys (11 & 13 yo) who were very active playing football, baseball, soccer and track. They were both in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as well. I was working full time as a nurse midwife. I had just gone from Active Reserves in the Navy Nurse… Continue reading Susan K.