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Why I am doing this (with pictures!)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some days are easier than others in this healthy lifestyle journey on which I've embarked. Today was one of the good days. I was able to get a nice workout in while the kids played in the pool. Everyone was happy. My eating has been bang on today and we're having one of my faves, grilled buffalo chicken salad for dinner. However, not every day is like today. Some days, I just want to bury my face in a carton of ice cream or sit on the couch and read a book. I thought I'd write this to remind myself WHY it's important to make the healthy choices...

I know, I know, it's cliche, but my family is my number one reason to be healthy.

I don't have to take ANY of these right now--and I intend to keep it that way! When I started on this journey, I had to take BP meds. I do NOT want to have to do that again! My grandmother was a severe diabetic, so I need to remember that I don't want to end up like that if I don't have to.

That's my LBD. I got it as a reward when I reached my goal weight before. Sadly, I have never worn it because I didn't have an occasion. Now, I CAN'T wear it. That's gonna have to change. And this time, since I already have the dress, the reward is an occasion to wear it. I'm hoping to get a va-va-va-voom from DH! =D

DH and I ran our first race "together" this past February. This coming January, we are doing another event together. This time though, in honor of Boston, he is going to run the full marathon and I am going to run the half. I had intended to do "just" the 5K, but after Boston, I felt like I needed to give a little more. I've read that for every pound you drop, you cut 30 seconds off your half marathon time. WOW.

No explanation necessary!

So, tell me, what keeps you going? Why are YOU on this journey?
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