I am so very sorry for leaving you waiting for the last part of this series. We have been without internet since we moved. But we’re back!
So why do all of this? Why eat healthy? Why exercise? Who cares?
I care! Someone commented on Part 2 on Pinterest stating, “Stop worrying so much, #YOLO”. While I completely understand the desire to live free, because in reality, we do only live once, why not live this one life in the best way possible!
I did this for me! I started this journey to feel better, and maybe drop a few pounds in the process. I’ve been my biggest fan and cheerleader along the way. It was all about ME for once. I spent so much of my life feeling fat. For once I just wanted to wear a bikini and not feel like the fatty at the pool. I was finally able to do that this summer. It felt amazing!
I did it for my husband! My husband works so hard to provide for our family. I also did this for him. He deserves a healthy, fit wife!
I did it for my daughter! She is the reason I keep it up. She is the reason I scan every label at the grocery store and the reason I walked there instead of taking the car. I want to instill in her healthy eating habits and the simple joy of exercise. I don’t want her to ever struggle with her weight, or any other food/weight related ailment. She is worth every extra mile I run and every cupcake I miss.
I think this picture speaks for itself. It’s working! She watches everything I do. And while others may see me as the crazy mom for withholding Crystal Light, lollipops, and sugar-free gum, I am trying my best to lead by example. Trust me, she isn’t missing out. We enjoy a bowl of fro-yo together at the local self-serve yogurt shop now and then. And that’s okay. I’m trying to raise her to understand that treats are just that, a treat. They are to be savored and enjoyed and that they are so much better when you don’t eat them every day. All I can do is give her the tools that she needs to succeed in life. She will be left to make her own choices one day.
I’ve come a long way in my journey, but truth is, I still have a few goals I want to meet. I’m far from perfect, which is fine with me. I’m just your average woman trying to do her best. I will continue to update you on my progress (or lack there of) from time to time. If I have encouraged and motivated just one of you during this series, it was all worth it.
What is your reason for staying healthy and fit?
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