I’m not Wonder Woman, but dang, she’s such an inspiration. I’m Michelle, and my story isn’t sugarcoated. I struggle, and I accept that life may never be easy. This blog is an outlet to share my trials, mistakes, and wisdom to communicate something very dear to me — the importance of loving yourself.
My story began with self-hate, due to a history of hard-to-deal-with issues. Food felt like that friend who would never abandon me. And while salty or sweet treats were momentary delights, food never seemed to solve my problems. I was still hurting.
After giving birth to my son and suffering health issues, I joined a Crossfit box and discovered a passion for running. Running! I never thought I’d be able to connect with that crazy notion of “runner’s high.” To my surprise, I found a certain serenity in long runs and investing time and energy into my health. I lost 139 pounds, and I’d never felt better.
My life was in a great spot. I was thriving at work, enjoying time with my sweet kids, and living every day to the fullest. Those factors shifted, and soon life became difficult again. My marriage ended, and I turned back to food — that old wannabe friend. I questioned my true worth as I regained most of the weight I’d lost.
The thing is, I’m an incredible person. I value hard work, wellness and the desire to constantly improve yourself. I know deep down that self-love is the single most important element on this journey of discovery. This blog is as much for me as it is for you. I’m learning that I’m worth it. I’m worth hard work. I’m worth sweat. Sometimes I’m worth the tears, but mostly the laughter. I deserve to be healthy, inside and out, and I do this all for those whom I love.
I may not be Wonder Woman, but I am at the very root of all things, a wonderful woman.