Vanessa goes from fat to fit

To enhance my fabulous Facebook page of Vanessa goes from fat to fit, I started a wordpress for those times where Facebook wasn’t enough space to share my writings. To start, I will recap the basics with this introduction!

I’m Vanessa 👋🏽

I live in California with my husband and our cat 🐱 

I work in nonprofit, full time. 💵 I need that job to pay for race entries 😂

My goal is to eventually find work in the fitness field.  I’m not sure what that looks like but I’m doing research!

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in music 🎶 so I perform in musicals sometimes. 

I started my weight loss journey at 264.2 pounds. I’m currently up from my lowest but I’m somewhere in the 170’s, working to make it to my goal weight. I’m not quite sure what my goal weight is. More on that another day. 🤔

I started running in Fall of 2014. I decided I wanted to run a half marathon. I had no idea how long a half marathon was but I signed up for one on Valentines Day 2015 and I trained all winter and completed it. 🏃🏽‍♀️

Since then I’ve run six half marathons and a seventh in one week, one full and a bunch of 5k and 10ks. 🎉 

I like to take selfies and have dance parties while I run. I run because it brings me joy. It brings me time to meditate. It reminds me to make myself a priority every once in a while. 

I’m a race ambassador for Mermaid Series. I have running coach who is awesome and is making me a better runner.

You’re going to learn a lot about me. This page is full of fun and laughter, but I share some of the darker sides of fitness and weight loss to remind everyone that it’s not always easy but it’s worth it. 

I’m always happy to answer questions you may have. Everything I know is self taught but I can share what I know or just be an ear to listen! 

Thanks for being part of my FtoF community. It is an honor to share it with you all.