I'm Melissa, from a small town in Pennsylvania. I've started this blog to follow my journey on my way to my first half marathon. I love running, CrossFit, and fitness in general. I hope I can help others to take a change in their life to become healthier and fitter person.
A little history of fat Missie.
As a child I was overweight and got made fun of constantly. From third grade until seventh grade I was made fun of by other kids almost everyday, in school and online. My mom called the school, but they didn't do anything. She took me to the doctor for a check up when I was nine or ten, and he told her to "put a lock on the cookie cabinet." It sounds funny, but saying that to a ten year old is devastating. When I got home that day, the first place I went to was the cabinet, for what? Cookies,duhh. My mom looked at me and said, "You heard what the doctor said, dinner will be ready soon. Go play outside." From that moment, I realized I really did need to change, and I did. I played many sports in high school including, soccer, softball, 13 years of dance and gymnastics, and I was a majorette my last few years of high school. I weigh less now then when i was a 140 pound ten year old. I was a juniors size 13 in the 7th grade.
Through the years, I've lost the weight but I don't want you to think I'm naturally skinny or fit. I'm not. I work really hard. I spend at least an hour almost every day at the gym.
Why I started this blog
As you'll read in the next pages, I've had asthma for over 6 years. I've started this blog because I want people to know that it is possible to still be active and healthy when you have pulmonary conditions. Don't use that as an excuse. Use it as a motivator to get better. The longer you sit around, the worse it will get.
Also, I don't want people to feel helpless because they are overweight. Kids are mean, and I never want to go through that torture again. Use the pain that people put you through to motivate you and make you a better person. You are the holder of your own happiness, don't let anyone keep that from you.