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.

I have moved around quite a bit since graduating college. I am now in my 4th state. I moved to Grand Rapids a little over a year ago from Denver to open a new store for my job (Denver Mattress).  I have enjoyed it so far.  I play soccer in the summers and sometimes indoor in the winter.  I like exploring new areas and finding new places to eat.  The few days off I get are usually spent going to the movies (everyone needs a way to escape reality sometimes).  I am someone who is usually up for anything especially if it involves travelling to somewhere new.

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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