No More Excuses
Hello Friction friends. My name is Heather Pace. I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I am the wanderer in the family so most of my family and friends are still living in Texas. I left El Paso when I took a full ride soccer scholarship at a D2 school in South Texas. I was in amazing shape thanks to those awesome 3 a day practices in 115 degree weather
My battle with weight started when college ended. They forget to tell you that once you quit practicing and playing everyday that you shouldn’t keep eating like you are still working out like that.
Getting back in shape has been hard.
I have started so many programs and stopped once I didn’t see immediate results. I used every excuse in the book and every week I said I’d start again Monday. It wasn’t until recently that I realized how my weight had effected how I viewed myself. I decided to change! I started working out about a month before the New You challenge started.
I didn’t feel like I was pushing myself enough on my own. I have always been a team player.
When I saw the challenge on facebook I knew it was exactly what I needed. A strong group of women from all back grounds pushing each other to be better. It has been awesome! Everyone at the gym has been encouraging and very friendly which makes it easy to want to be there everyday.
Author: Heather Pace
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