Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sweat Pink Ambassador

I am so ecstatic to announce that I have been accepted as a Sweat Pink Ambassador! What is a Sweat Pink Ambassador, you ask? A Sweat Pink Ambassador is someone who inspires others on their journey to fit and health. Sweat Pink Ambassadors are an awesome group of ladies who encourage and push others to be all they can be. They are passionate and enthusiastic about helping others on their journey, health, fitness, what they do and who they are. They play hard and train even harder!

I am very excited about this opportunity and extremely grateful to be apart of such an awesome kick ass group of ladies who work hard everyday to not only better themselves, but inspire others in the process. When I think about why I started my journey and the lifestyle in the first place I never thought that I would find myself putting myself out there through a blog and a facebook page for the world to see... especially seeing as how I suffer and deal with a condition called Social Anxiety Disorder and also deal with generalized anxiety and the fact that I don't like any kind of attention put on myself and feel embarrassed when it is. I feel that doing this actually helps just a little bit with my anxiety and it also makes me feel that I can do anything I put my mind to.

I never thought about all of the opportunities that could come knocking on my door when I started this and all the amazing people that I have met and have yet to meet throughout this journey of being a health and fitness nut and most importantly, a runner! I have never been one to hate running, but I have never been one to love running up until recently. Being a runner was another important reason why I started this journey and lifestyle. I love seeing where a beautiful trail/running path will take me, the feeling of putting on running shoes and lacing up, the races, the challenges... I love the feeling of setting goals and accomplishing those goals and having something to show for it is always a plus in my book.

I love inspiring others; I have no problem opening up about some things to others that are willing to listen, but don't get me wrong... I am by no means an open book and there are things that are hard for me to open up and talk about. I have battled with depression on and off pretty much my whole life, always struggling with my weight among many other issues and finding the motivation to continue living my life. I wanted to share my journey, story, joys, struggles, what I have learned and what works for me with others because the very first question people are asked is, "How did you do it?"... also, "Why did you do it?". If I can help even just one person and inspire them to make a change while making a change myself then I feel that I will be successful in what I am doing and one of the many things I am hoping to accomplish on my way to fit. I am an advocate. It's part of who I am. I love speaking out and standing up for causes that are important to me especially if it's something that hits close to home. I work hard, play hard, train even harder, and I sweat pink. I am #SweatPink.

To read more about my story (which will be posted by Fit Approach and featured on May 13th) you can visit

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