Vonda Printy

Vonda Printy

Vonda Printy is someone who believes in infinite possibilities and who lives her life to challenge others to live into their greatness.

 
November 10 2015

Being Healthy

Vonda Printy

I had never considered myself to be an unhealthy person. I have a physical job, so I get daily exercise. I have, however, managed to gain 100 pounds since high school, and am medically classified as obese.

The stark truth slapped me in the face one day when I was struggling to climb some stairs. I was limping because of an ankle injury that was not healing even after several months. I was tired of struggling, tired of a lack of energy, tired of feeling tired all the time. In that moment, I made a decision that has changed my life. I did not decide to lose weight. I decided to become healthy.

Walking 10 miles per day at my job, I was more active than most people, but it clearly wasn’t making a difference. I decided to cut out processed foods for 30 days (including all refined sugar). After just a week and a half, I knew this was my new life. I had energy, stamina, clarity, and I was losing weight.

Fast forward seven months, I have lost 82 pounds and am working out three times a week. I ran a 5K a week ago. I ran the whole thing without stopping, and it felt good. I ran almost two miles last night at the park. I made a decision to learn about health and nutrition, and I have learned to listen to my body.

The weight loss was a side effect of becoming healthy. Becoming healthy is 100 percent mindset. Regardless of the number on the scale, I make decisions based on what I know about health and fitness. The results have been nothing short of miraculous.