Here’s a picture of me from August before I started working out and eating healthy and here’s a picture of my from this morning.
Was I miserable? No.
Did I think I was fat? No.
Was I even considered overweight by medical standards? No.
When I tell people (in person) that I’m eating healthy and doing home workouts, a lot of the time the reaction is “Why? You look fine”. Sometimes their reactions seem like they think I’m torturing myself. 🤷🏼♀️
So here’s my why:
I am doing this because I want to FEEL good. Sure, I had a little pudge, but I could hide easily it if I dressed the right way. Here’s the thing: I don’t want to feel like I’m hiding. Also, before, I didn’t have a whole lot of energy or ability.
When I say ability, I mean my body felt lazy and I didn’t want to do much activity. I could do a burpee or two, but I quickly felt winded and exhausted and want to quit.
Now, I can make it through some really energetic workouts and feel proud of myself.
You know what else that means? It means when I go to the playground with my little boys, I can keep up. I don’t tire out so easily. I climb with them. I run with them. I don’t just sit on the bench and play on my phone.
I feel like I have energy, even when I am up in the night with the kids or sleep fewer hours. That’s energy from not eating NEARLY the amount of fast food/junk food AND energy from my body being used to more activity.
I am making changes to myself because I LOVE the way it is making me FEEL! And the way I fit in my clothes is not a bad perk. 😉
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