Monday, November 26, 2012
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.
- LOTR; Two Towers
This quote has been ringing through my mind all week long. I thought I would share my thoughts with you on it. It might not seem like it has anything to do with weight loss. But to me... it does.
In my case the cage refers to my body. The bars are fat. Layers upon layers of fat that prevent me from living my life. From running with my children. From wearing a swim suit with pride. From dancing carefree and full of happiness because I'm too worried about how much my butt it jiggling. That prevents me from being proud of myself, and enjoying this short life while I can.
I fear being accustomed to my fat. To a point I can no longer use my legs. I fear old age making me accustomed to my fat. I fear lack of use confining me to a bed or chair. I fear being out of breath walking up a few flights of stairs, because I let myself stay caged by fat.
The valor in this quote refers to my enjoying life. I fear the fat caging me from enjoying life. From enjoying my children and the various activities they do. From feeling attractive, or even (ghasp) sexy. I fear giving up, letting the cage of fat win. Losing any desire to become healthier because it just doesn't feel like a goal I can meet. After all if I am confined to a bed, it would be all that much more difficult to exercise than right now while I am healthy enough to get up and get out there. I fear being beat down by the world and my low self esteem due to this cage of fat.
I fear being caged. Do you?
Fear is a great motivator.
So I chose to use this fear. I chose to make eating right and exercise priority. I chose not to let myself be caged until use and old age accept it, and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire. I will live my life the way I want to live it, and break out of this cage.
Track. Track. Track.
Tuesday: Jogging or Cardio Dance
Thursday Jogging or Cardio Dance
Saturday: Jogging or Cardio Dance