Why do I really want to lose weight and get healthy? Hmmmm
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Today's Spark Coach assignment is to blog about what is really behind the quest for weight loss/healthier living. I have taken time to reflect about this and here's my answer.....
It's not just one "thing". My son will be graduating from high school. I don't want to be the fat Mom in the pics. I want him to be proud of me. I want to be able to care for myself as I age. I know that there may be many things beyond my control that could hinder that but I don't want obesity to be one of them. I want to be able to run a 5K- no more of this interval stuff. I have run several in the past but am struggling now to complete week 2 of a 9 week couch to 5k program. I will persevere. I want to be comfortable. My clothes are uncomfortable and I am uncomfortable "in my skin". I have blisters on my chest from running. I cannot breathe because of the amount of sportsbras I have to wear to compress. I will persevere.
I found what I needed to spur me on today on SP. Sparkguy gave me an uplifting message and I read a Sparkblog about getting up and exercising even though it's getting darker in the mornings. I need to push my own obstacles out of the way and focus on my goals!