Have you ever heard the saying, "it is not how you start, but how you finish?” I don’t know how many times I heard from my college basketball coach share with our team, "It's not how you start but how you finish."
Food fuels our bodies. We need food to keep us energized and living. As a former student-athlete, I never learned how to fuel my body correctly while I was playing. After I graduated, I continued to eat like an athlete but not work out as much. Guess where that got me? I gained 15 pounds, lacked energy, and lacked confidence in my own skin.
Four years ago today, I packed everything I could fit into my new jeep and headed to Arizona. My new home. It was a road trip full of both excitement and fear
I just got back from vacation to my home town in Washington State. Ten beautiful days full of family, friends, fireworks and lots of food!. And completely guilt-free from any anxiety or worry from being off my nutrition and working out routine.
It is almost midnight here is Ethiopia
We just got back from a true Ethiopian dinner- with dancers and all!
It was a long, exhausting day so it was nice to sit down. We ate, we chatted, we made new friends. I still can't comprehend that I am in Ethiopia, Africa. But then we leave to go to another organization and I remember I am around children who have been abandoned.
It was Monday evening, I was sitting in row 20C on Alaska airlines, and we started to descend into Phoenix. I was returning from an amazing weekend back home in Washington State. Not only did I get to meet my new niece for the first time, I was able to finally attend the Washington State Spring Fair with my nephews and attend my nephew’s fourth birthday party. It was one of the most special weekends home since I moved away almost four years ago.