There’s nothing more that I love than success stories. A story where someone has hit their personal “rock bottom” and rose to the occasion. This is a guest post about an amazing weight-loss journey, from a now-fellow triathlete, on her quest to the big triathlon show, the one in Kona, Hawaii. You just have to meet her and help her on her way to Kona. I cried watching her video and I voted for her. WILL YOU? All she needs is a vote. Just one. Or more if you want. Here’s Heather:
Hi I’m Heather Wajer, a single mom & triathlete from Northern California. In 2007 I found myself over 315 pounds after losing my mom to ALS and using food to cope. I started making small changes that led to big changes. Needing motivation to eat well and work out, I signed up for a sprint triathlon with a group of friends. By the time that first sprint triathlon came around I had lost 60 pounds. After that race I was hooked. I loved racing because it motivated me be healthy and fit.
In the 5 years that followed I lost over half of my body weight (157 lbs) and have completed 1 10k, 2 half marathons, 4 sprint triathlons, 3 olympic distance triathlons, 3 half-Ironman triathlons and 2 full Ironmans (IM Louisville 2010 and IM Canada 2011)
Now I have a new dream, to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. I’m a finalist in the Kona Inspired contest. The Ironman folks are giving away a handful of slots to inspirational athletes who embody the mantra “Anything is Possible” Watch this video to see how I transformed my body and my life and then vote by clicking the “Vote for this” button under the video. Also if you’re feeling inspired, please share the story on your Facebook, Twitter or wherever you are online so I can get to Kona. You can vote once a day through July 3, 2012.
You can vote here too: https://apps.facebook.com/
Thanks Heather for sharing and wow! What a story! Thanks for sharing it!!! Friends, please vote for Heather and then like this post on FB and retweet it on Twitter, will you? Voting ends tomorrow!
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