Top photo is my first race, a 5k, i ever tried to run in january of 2011.

Second photo is my first half marathon in November 2012.

Third photo is my second half marathon in April 2014.

Fourth photo is my third half marathon in September 2014.

Look at that first picture… don’t give up! Keep on keepin’ on.

grraciela:

lol same.

grraciela:

lol same.

grraciela:

This is so important to remember. Nobody is perfect. We all struggle with something. Life is all about how you move forward through those struggles…

grraciela:

This is so important to remember. Nobody is perfect. We all struggle with something. Life is all about how you move forward through those struggles…

Beautiful morning for a race! Finished my third half marathon today… My feet hurt. Very badly. It was an absolutely gorgeous run, but man I am so glad it’s over!

grraciela:

#transformationtuesday because sometimes it’s really important to remember how far you’ve come and how much your life has changed.

I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged lately as I’ve been struggling quite a bit… It’s so important to stop and recognize where you came from and to realize that, yes, you CAN keep moving forward.

grraciela:

#transformationtuesday because sometimes it’s really important to remember how far you’ve come and how much your life has changed.

I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged lately as I’ve been struggling quite a bit… It’s so important to stop and recognize where you came from and to realize that, yes, you CAN keep moving forward.

grraciela:

Important.

grraciela:

Important.

grraciela:

Today I am 25, happy, and in the best damn shape of my life🎂

grraciela:

Today I am 25, happy, and in the best damn shape of my life🎂

grraciela:

Do-not-want-to-run face.

(I ran anyways.)

grraciela:

Do-not-want-to-run face.

(I ran anyways.)

For anyone who needs a little motivation and encouragement today:

My weight has fluctuated literally 10 pounds on the scale since Tuesday.

Don’t let that silly number determine your success or slow your progress.

When that number goes up despite my eating well and exercising, I get discouraged and figure, well, if it’s not going to go down when I eat right, then I’m sure as hell going to eat what I REALLY want.

Do not do this. Do your clothes fit well? Do you look good? Do you feel good? Go by that, not a silly number that can change hour to hour depending on what you’ve eaten or what exercise you’ve done.

Have a good Saturday, and keep up the momentum!