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Why do you? -or- Don't you?

Friday, December 02, 2011

Why do you work out? I work out because feeling weak physically leaves me feeling weak emotionally. I enjoy having energy and being capable of living an active lifestyle. I enjoy the freedom of wearing clothing that fits well and the carefree feeling when getting dressed. It isnt about believing I am not good enough, or that fat is ugly. For me, it's all about having something to prove to myself, living up to my own expectations that I am one tough, creative, and beautiful women!
Yes seeing the numbers on the scale drop down feels good, but that number is not my goal. My goal is strength, its being pissed off and going for a run instead of wallowing in anger. It's feeding my family a healthy home cooked meal from the heart. It's establishing healthy habits in my daughter so she wont face the same challenges that I have. Its lifting weights in the evening as I watch TV instead of sitting and snacking, the following morning when I awake I feel the difference. It's the difference between helpless, and fearless. I've taken my life into my hands and molded it into what I want, hope, and dream. Because hopes and dreams can only take you so far without beginning, trying, and doing!

So, I'l post it again...

Why do you? Or don't you?


been a while since I've done this BUT I think YOU need it, yeah you! Get down on the floor and give me some push ups! I don't care if its one and then you fall on your face or if its 10 and you beat your record, just do it! Do it because you had the time to read my blog, didnt you? So do this for yourself. Do it to make yourself proud!
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    This is a really great blog! I workout because, well because I'm trying to learn to love it, lol. No, it's because I want to be healthy and happy for my children and show them how strong they can be. And as far as push-ups go, I had gotten to 4 when Riley came up and tried to kiss my head as I was pushing myself back up and my hair clip poked her in the eye, she started crying and wanted a hug. But at least I got down there dang it!!!
    You're an amazing Team Body leader by the way!
    2334 days ago
    Love your energy and enthusiasm and positive vibes that come through the page! Thanks for challenging us. 10 pushups.... hopefully soon!
    2335 days ago
  • TXLADY110
    Great blog...
    I did em plank style....

    2335 days ago
  • MSSTM1
    I agree with you! I like to be able to go through my day and do any activity or task that I need to do without being out of breath or needing help because I wasn't strong enough.
    Today I went in a store and went up 2 flights of stairs and when I got to the top I was able to keep talking to my friend without being out of breath. I didn't say it out loud but I was thinking that was an awesome feeling.
    I wont go so far as to say I love working out but I do love the effects.

    2336 days ago
    10 push ups??!! Really??

    Okay...I will try and type more....ugh....if I can ever push myself....argh.....back up from pushup #1......

    2336 days ago
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