Diane was one of my first commenters and one of the first blogs I read on a regular basis. Right off the bat I loved her blog, mostly because Diane is what Finishing is Winning is all about!
Diane doesn’t run 7-minute miles or come in at the front of the triathlon racing pack. But she finishes and if you asked her a few years ago if that would be possible she would have laughed, right Diane???
You see, Diane a few years ago is not the Diane of today.
Her blog is titled Fat Girl to Fit Girl and rightfully so! She calls her transformation her “mid-life fitness journey” since it began just before she turned 50. Since May of 2008 Diane has lost over 60 lbs and went from coming home and eating to coming home and running! She made a lifestyle change and not too long ago she competed in her first Triathlon. Recently, she completed her second race and guess what- she took 2nd place in her division! She is proof that anyone can have success in the sport of triathlon if they put their minds to it and work hard to reach their goals!
Not all days are easy- old habit die hard- but her blog is an honest assesment of both her successes and not-so-much successes. Her blog is very much like a journal, a way to keep track of the ups and downs. Diane writes with a brutal honesty that you can tell resonates with her readers. She is an inspiration to many, and a fine example of what can be done when you put your mind to something.
Keep up the great work Diane!! As for you readers, go check out her blog and cheer her on!!