Thursday, February 07, 2013
Just admit that you won't!
60 years of bad habits and not really caring about what damage I've inflicted on my body AND I still changed! Here's what I found out when I asked DSSECRETS what motivated her to change...
She said, I used to always tell people that I married young (she's 11 years younger than me) so she could take care of me when I got old. I got really sick in 2010. It was bad and it took me a while to recover. Like most men, I was such a whiney baby! THAT's when she saw the future. That's when she started changing, Aug 2010. In October, I noticed she was going out on walks in the evening. She started eating differently. I was wondering what was up and asked her what's up.
Someone at work told her about a diet doctor, she went/ The doctor gave her diet pills and told her what to do. She had lost 6 pounds, then nothing. She went back to the doctor and out comes, "What are you doing wrong?" or some kinda crap like that. NICE! That's when D decied she didn't need the pills and could do this herself. One thing that stayed with her that the "doctor" recommended...SparkPeople!
She didn't tell me the part about seeing the future when I got sick.That came when we were already deep in the lifestyle change. In any case, I wanted to support her so I signed up, wasted a couple of weeks playin' around, and then committed to the St Petersburg Times Turkey Trot in November! THAT's when I got a bit more serious. We survived that first 5 K. The next two years were...wait for it...EPIC!
D and I have healthy lifestyle habits now! We actually catch ourselves all the time in conversation, stop, look at each other, then start laughing! We usually follow up with, "Can you believe how we're thinking now?" "Did you ever imagine?" and the natural icing on the whole wheat cookie, "I can't imagine ever going back to our past lives!"
Take whatever you want from all this but don't ever tell me 'you can't!' I know the real reason!
Stay strong. Much love