Spikes-and-Singlets

Hello internet, I'm Shannon. I am 19 years old and a freshman in college. I completed 4 years of high school running xc/track. I have had this blog for 4 years and it has become my way of motivating myself and others to not only run but to live and maintain generally healthy life style. Be Happy, Be Healthy, and Let the Rest Come Easy. - Personal Blog - Twitter - /

Taking normal photos together is overrated. I miss this guy so much. Can’t wait until I get to see him two weeks from now ๐Ÿ˜

Taking normal photos together is overrated. I miss this guy so much. Can’t wait until I get to see him two weeks from now ๐Ÿ˜

Hair cut selfie swag

Hair cut selfie swag

Me and my goofball ๐Ÿ˜

Me and my goofball ๐Ÿ˜

Best friends/ski buddies โค๏ธ

Best friends/ski buddies โค๏ธ

messy bed-head hair with a button-up shirt and a vest basically defines my style

No makeup pictures require filters before posting on the Internet

No makeup pictures require filters before posting on the Internet

Looking pretty good for eating a crapton of sugar yesterday

Looking pretty good for eating a crapton of sugar yesterday

"Woke up early so I’m posting a selfie" selfie

"Woke up early so I’m posting a selfie" selfie

My Journey

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Sophomore Year vs Now

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Junior year vs. Now

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Senior year vs. now

These are before and afters of me in my various dance dresses from High School as compared to me in the dress now.

Maybe you canโ€™t see the differences in these photos but I sure notice them.

The first pictures I am thin no denying that. The original picture was taken in my sophomore year of High School 2010 I believe. First letโ€™s start off by mentioning I fit in the dress which was a size 3 which is insane considering last year I was wearing a size 8. This picture was taken around the time I was at my lowest weight from unhealthy eating habits. But the picture next to it from now I look about the same but I just ate a full (large) dinner and even had dessert something I was scared to do back then. But the difference now is the majority of the time I take care of my body by eating the right things and exercising the right way.

The second pictures I am a junior in 2011. Again I might look about the same but looks can be deceiving in the original photo in 2011 I am wearing shapewear that is holding in my stomach and basically sucking my whole body in. In the second photo I am not wearing shapewear and I look pretty fucking fantastic, the difference is now Iโ€™m more comfortable in my skin and with what my body looks like.

The last pictures are from my senior year (2012) versus now. Putting on that dress a view minutes ago was weird because well it was loose. I didnโ€™t think my body had changed that much in a year but I guess in had because on that day that dress was fricken tight. (okay tighter whatever sue me I like tight short dresses) But at this point in time I was a size 8 (abnormal for me I usually run about a size 4/6) now Iโ€™m probably a size 2/4. Crazy.

Whatโ€™s the point of this? To show that oneโ€™s body goes through changes and one will gain and loose things naturally, and not all of these things are weight.

Skiing inside because there is no snow ๐ŸŽฟโ„๏ธ

Skiing inside because there is no snow ๐ŸŽฟโ„๏ธ

Christmas Eve Selfie ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

Christmas Eve Selfie ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ

My day

My day

Had to black out personal info but LOOK LOOK LOOK IM OFFICIAL AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM SO EXCITED.

Had to black out personal info but
LOOK LOOK LOOK IM OFFICIAL AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM SO EXCITED.

Post-run-half-naked selfie

Post-run-half-naked selfie

Pre-bid ceremony! AHHH I’m excited :)

Pre-bid ceremony! AHHH I’m excited :)

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