Saturday, May 24, 2014
Why Do You Workout?
Why do you workout? To look good? To feel good about yourself? Maybe for a medical reason.
Why do you eat well? To lose weight? Maybe another medical reason?
I had a moment recently where I was out somewhere & realized I FELT GOOD. I felt good about myself. I felt like this was a moment I didn't want to hide anything. I am strong & DANG I felt good.
Those moments haven't happened much since I chose to change the way I live my life. There are more times than not that I look in the mirror & see the overweight person I used to be (they still happen). I see all my imperfections like they are screaming at me sometimes. I tend to compare myself to others way too often.
Then I realized something. I am make uniquely different from all those others. I may never have a 6 pack (not that I won't try!). I think some of this cellulite is here to stay. Stretch marks? Yes definitely here to stay (but most of them have a story to tell - - like 3 beautiful children). Those things don't define me.
I read something recently on Facebook that we need to make sure we are working on the inside as well as the outside. That really made me stop & think. I have a lot I need to be working on.
So, my answers to those questions while they may vary every day, today they are:
I workout because it makes me feel good. I feel stronger when I'm done & I see how far I have come. I choose to eat healthy because I know it will make me a better Mom to my kids & wife to my husband. I want to be around to see my children grow up & to see my grandchildren. I want to be an inspiration to others as much as possible.