I’m sure you’re all wondering how Ali got to where she is today. Here’s the scoop!
First things first – I’m Alison or Ali for short, am 30 years old, and I live in Green Bay WI. I am the 2nd of 4 children and the only girl.
Through lack of exercise and too much ice cream (a weakness) I gained way too much weight!
But in 2007 things turned around. The office started a friendly Biggest Loser competition and I joined 2 other motivated friends. Through calorie counting and a TON of walking (I couldn’t run) I trimmed 25 pounds off in 12 weeks. It was a good start and the first time ever where I both stuck to something more long-term and saw good, tangible results.
In the years since I’ve tried to be more mindful of what I eat – but with not a lot of follow-through. In 2008 I started the first of my 5K annual run/walk events at my youngest brother’s school. Summers I spend training and finger-crossing that I can beat the previous year’s time. It helps keep me on track.
I am currently maintaining a 45 pound weight loss but I still have more to go! Through trial, error, mindful eating, and more exercise I now want to stop merely thinking about losing the rest and just do it. Welcome to the 2nd half of my journey!