Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cherry on Top Award From My Favorite Running Diva!

So, I got an award...please hold the applause!  It did come from one of my very most favorite bloggers...Jamie at Running Diva Mom!  (She is the very first blog I started following, and one of my favorites to stalk!)

So, this is how the award works:

#1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
#2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.
#3. The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.

1. I would have been more self confident about myself when I was younger.  I have always be self conscious about my weight from a very young age.  I remember doing Weight Watchers with my mom when I was in grade school/high school.  I have always dieted, and have always had to watch what I eat.  I was always very active in high school, playing both basketball and softball, but I never felt happy with myself.
In college I gained some weight freshman year, but by junior year I had lost A LOT of weight.  I did start working out a lot, which was good, but I wasn't being healthy about my eating (a lot of times not eating)  I still was not completely happy with myself.  I think I pushed a lot of people away because of my attitude about myself.
To this day I still struggle with all of my body issues and concerns, but I do know that I am living a healthier lifestyle.  I think I will always have to watch what I eat, work out and be conscious of these things, but I do think I am beginning to accept myself more, and realizing that no matter what I am a good person, and an awesome mommy and wife!  I will still strive to be skinner and more fit, but I am going to be happier in the process!

2. My 6 picks are:
Caution RedHead Running

Melissa's Adventure's in Living Life

Mom vs Marathon

Run Zoe Run

Running Through Life

Tri-ing My Hardest

3. Thanks Jamie for the tag!!!  You are a great inspiration and a great Mommy!  Anyone who hasn't checked out Jamie's blog HERE....go do it!  You won't be disappointed!



misszippy said...

Sounds like you've used your regrets to start a healthy lifestyle!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I have had/have a lot of those same issues, so congrats on overcoming them! Yay, for awards!

Rae said...

Congrats on your award!

Morgan said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on! I will def get to this by week end!

As for body issues, we all struggle with these and applaud you for recognizing your own and trying to overcome them! We are all beautiful just the way we are and as long as we are being healthy that should be the important thing!

Kerrie T. said...

Thanks, lady!

I like your answer to the change question. I think a lot of girls struggle with that same thing. I, too, was very active, but always felt self-conscious about my weight. I felt fat and big. Looking back, I so wasn't. I should've just been happy about who I was. :)

Zoë said...

Thanks, Stephanie!
Really great answer to what you'd change. I'm glad that you found strength and have made it a goal to just be happy no matter what. :) I like that.

Running Diva Mom said...

Great post ... great answer. You are doing an awesome job and are being a great role model, Stephanie!
Hey, and thanks for the nice comment! X0X0