Hi this is Liz, one of Dustin’s new contributors. I figure my first post should be about how I got to where I am in my fitness and nutritional life. In high school I was very active and ran on the track and cross country teams. I was by no means very good, I think I participated more for the camaraderie than because I was passionate about it.
I loved hiking and being active outside on the weekends with friends. The fall of my senior year I had a pretty bad leg injury that had me on crutches and in one of those silly boots for a couple of months. That injury was very pivotal in my life! For the next 12 years I did not exercise more than a couple of times a year.
I gained weight through college, after college, and once I had kids I put on more weight. After I had my second son and he stopped nursing, the weight just kept piling on until I got on the scale one day and weighed 203. I knew once I went over 200 I was in trouble and needed to be a better role model for my kids. Plus how was I going to keep up with two boys under the age of 3 if I didn’t get my act together?! Read More