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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?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FANCEEE 1/24/2014 4:23PM

    Great blog. I think I'm going to make my own list (with pictures). Thanks for the motivation!
Be blessed and be a blessing,

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FABAT402009 7/4/2013 3:15PM

    Not sure how I missed this blog but rooting you in!

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A-STRONGER-ME 7/4/2013 3:10PM

    I just saw this today - great stuff - I want to see a pic of you in that dress!!

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IMAGINE_IT 7/3/2013 7:37PM

    Just now saw your Blog...!!
Love the have a beautiful family...don't worry about if it is a cliché or not......that they are the number one reason that you want to stay healthy and fit! emoticon My family is one of my reasons to stay around for as long as possible...... emoticon
emoticon Blog.....thanks for sharing!
P.S. You are a Badass!!!! emoticon

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PEG2584 6/29/2013 9:38PM

    Those are all excellent reasons!
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LADYJ6942 6/28/2013 11:02PM

    Great blog, go get'em tiger!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 6/28/2013 5:00PM

    What a great way to inspire yourself. Love the photos. I'm sure this blog will serve as a reminder to you along the way. Looking forward to seeing you in the LBD. You'll rock it.

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BKWERM 6/28/2013 12:36PM

    Great blog and great photos! You're so lucky that DH is on this journey with you.

I'm on this journey for me and my family and so that my health problems don't make me feel worse than I already do.

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JMOUSE99 6/28/2013 11:34AM


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RONI122 6/27/2013 10:57PM

    Such a feel good blog! I love your family pictures! It's a journey that is so worth the ride. Together we can share the good times and bad! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 6/27/2013 9:50PM

    What good reasons to make your body the beautiful temple it is supposed to be.

I do what I do for my health and so I will be here longer to reign chaos throughout my family.................ha Someone has to be the black sheep emoticon

I wish you luck, strength, fortitude and good old sound judgement and with all this working in your favor, there is no way you will miss out on any goals you set for yourself.

Good luck to ya.....


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TWINZMOM7 6/27/2013 9:12PM

  I love every part of this blog!! Great post!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 6/27/2013 8:57PM

    I am on this journey for me. My kids are grown and it is about time I take care of me. You can do this! You have a beautiful family.
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MJREIMERS 6/27/2013 8:18PM

    emoticon blog and emoticon pictures! The woman in the mirror is what keeps me going. I like what I see and how strong I feel and I don't want to lose that feeling!

I'm on this journey for ME! My kids are growing up and needed mom less so it's MY time to get healthy. And I am doing it!

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FITAT50 6/27/2013 7:48PM


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SCOTTYDOG76 6/27/2013 7:05PM

    That's a terrific blog and it's one you will turn to again and again. In times of feeling hopeless, turn to your blog and it will renew motivation. If you are the type to reach a plateau that seems to last forever, perhaps it will be the kick in the butt you need.

By the way, cute background on u page! emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/27/2013 6:44PM

    I liked your pictures.

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NELLIEC 6/27/2013 5:58PM

    Excellent reasons!

Mine is to have better health! And it is working!

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FITLIKENIC 6/27/2013 5:34PM

    emoticon Pictures tell a story, and yur family is beautiful! YOU can do it!

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