Stephanie’s Story: What If I Can Do It Too?

One day I asked myself a question that would later end up changing my entire life. After watching my best friend completely change her life with healthy eating and fitness, loosing weight and becoming a runner, I was very inspired. I wondered if I would be able to commit myself to eating healthy and exercising. On December 1, 2014, I said to myself, “What if I can do it too?” With a glimmer of faith in my heart I made a decision to go for it.

As I began my journey I reached out for support from other people who had been successful on their health journey. The encouragement and inspiration from others was never in short supply. Everyone is on their own journey. With different situations and experiences, we all have something to share with others. Knowing that other people are pursuing a healthy lifestyle tells me I’m not alone.

In the last 16 months I have lost 155lbs and I’m still going strong. Part of my life is walking/running 5K’s. I am currently training to walk my first half marathon- The Pacific Northwest Marathon on May 28,2016.  My goal is to travel the states and the world to be in 5K, 10K, half and full marathons.  I am thrilled to be a part of the PNM this year. And just as I have been inspired, I want to help inspire others to achieve their health and fitness goals. When the smallest measure of belief enters the heart, ask yourself… “What if I can do it too?”

On May 28th, 2016, Stephanie fulfilled the next phase of her goal, completing her very first half marathon. In 2017, she continued to persue her dream of inspiring others by volunteering as the Finish Line Hostess at the Pacific Northwest Marathon. There is no doubt she is going on even father. Stephanie is unstoppable!