Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Most of my life my sisters were generally the thinner ones and in my mind thin equated better looking. Yes I got to endure always being the fat sister. Over our adulthood my sisters have both gained a considerable amount of weight and have not embraced the healthy lifestyle as I have.
So fast forward to this weekend one of the family friends said to me "So how does it feel to be the hot sister?" It feels pretty good actually and not just for the hotness factor but for the "I feel good inside and can keep up with my kids, etc."
No matter how much my family try to convince me that I can't keep this up I feel that feeling good has become a priority for me. I feel that inspiring the people that think they can't achieve this is a priority. I love the person I have become and that I am not afraid to let them see me sweat. My sweat got me here and it will keep me here. Yes it is hard work and requires dedication and perseverance but the end result is worth the battle you have with yourself daily.
I want to live a long productive life and I feel that staying active and eating relatively healthy will get me to that goal. I will succeed while others may secretly hope I fail. Misery may love company but I won't be accompanying those who don't see how important my health is to me. I don't want to go back there where I am inactive, depressed, and hateful to myself. I like this new hot and sometimes sweaty me who is active, relatively happy most of the time, and loves the person she has become.