My favorite Instagram photo for March

Share your favorite photo you posted on Instagram 
this month and give us the back story

You know what I never thought in a million trillion years I'd be doing?

Lifting really heavy weights.

One of the funnest parts of my weight loss/getting healthier journey is finding activities that I enjoy doing.

For several years, that included running. I ran a lot. I ran until I had seven half marathons under my belt.

Then I found a wonderful program called RIPPED that changed my body in big ways. It also started my curiosity towards weight lifting.

About six months ago, a series of events led me to a gym that specializes in powerlifting and training young athletes. At first, my training was geared towards improving my running since I had a half marathon coming up.

Because of my training at this gym, I shaved 30 minutes off my time from the last half. It was my second best time.

I knew that I was starting to get burned out with running, so after the half I started lifting heavier. Now, I'm hooked.

I look forward to my Monday bench, Tuesday deadlift, and Thursday squat. I love knowing that every week my body is becoming stronger.

Seriously, it's an awesome feeling.

So, for the month of March, this is my favorite Instagram photo. It represents all that I have accomplished.

For the record...since that picture I have already increased my weight by 40 lbs.


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