Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This journey for a healthy lifestyle is definitely not always easy. There are times that exercise simply sounds too difficult, or I feel like I have simply done enough for the week. There are times vegetables don't sound very appetizing, but when I start eating them, they taste so much better. There are days when it seems like everyone around me is making choices that sound so good, but they are so bad. That doesn't mean I do not treat myself to the sweet treats when I want them, but I do not eat them all the time like I used to. It also doesn't mean I don't have the occasional fast food meal. The thing I have noticed though, is that fast food simply doesn't taste good anymore. I would much rather cook at home. There are times that cooking at home takes more time than I have, or it just sounds too difficult. On days like those, I need to have good fast things to turn to so I don't waste my time with the "yucky" fast food. I have learned though this journey, that there are days I feel like giving up or giving in, but I look at how far I have come and I know I will never go back. My life is different. I want to make decisions that are good for me. I want to put food in my mouth and the mouth of my family that is good for all of us. I want to exercise so my body is in good shape so I can play with my boys and enjoy life. While this journey is not always easy, I know it is worth it. I can see how far I have come and it feels so good. I can walk without getting tired before my boys. I can even run about a block or two just for fun. I still have more goals to reach and more I want to be able to do, but I've come this far and I know I can do it. Thank you SparkPeople for the inspiration and support.