varsiteaHi, my name is Maria, and I'm an 18 year old Health Fairy. I am a freshman at Sewanee University (class of '18), and I plan on studying English and American literature. I love writing, running, lifting, painting, eating, and sleeping. I'd love to make friends with all of my lovely followers, but I'm terribly shy, so feel free to strike up a conversation! :)

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I've got my nose jammed in a book and my feet buried in the earth.
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Starting Weight: 210 lbs
Lowest Weight: 145 lbs
Current Weight: 157 lbs

Trying to get back down to 145 before my trip to Disney!



30 Day Fitness Challenge

Day 1: Your Fitness Story

I had never been thin. Before I became focused on my health, I’d been stuck in this awkward stage between athletic and overweight; I worked out, but ate like shit. After vacationing in Hawaii and looking back at the photos of myself while we were there, something in my head clicked. I wasn’t healthy. I didn’t feel it and I certainly didn’t look it.
While I wish I could say my fitness journey started then, unfortunately I went through several trials before becoming healthy. My mind wrapped around the idea of “I am fat. I will only be thin if I stop eating.” So I did. It just landed me in the hospital from dehydration and therapy for depression.
After that ordeal, I found out about the Fitblr community. Through my fitblr, I was able to sort through what was healthy and what was not, and what kinds of workouts were right for me. I lost 65 lbs before deciding to ditch the scale. Now I measure my success in dropped jean sizes. I went from a US size 18 to a size 4, and I feel wonderful. It’s been over a year since my last fast food outing, soda, and processed snack. I couldn’t be more happy!

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