Sometimes, I seem to lose sight of the reasons I am here. They fall to back, and don't always stand out in the forefront as they should. These reasons keep me going, keep me motivated, and help to push me.
I will be honest, some of these reasons listed below are 100% health oriented, and some are 100% selfish and petty. The reasons that I focus on change day to day, and I say, whatever works that day, works. No shame here.
In no particular order, the reasons I want to keep going with my lifestyle changes:
For all those cute clothes hanging in my closet that just don't fit. For that matter, all those cute clothes in the stores I see that I'm just not comfortable enough to try on, much less buy and wear.
To not have to worry if walking around the zoo or an amusement park will be too much for me.
To find a good, healthy way to relieve stress, and relax in peace. Sitting in front of the TV does nothing for me, and sometimes stresses me out even more. That's important to remember when I feel like potato couching it.
Because once around the block, at a slow pace, is still going to do laps around the me that is still at home, slowly becoming part of the couch.
Because it gets me out of the house, focusing on things other than everything I still want to fix about the house that's driving me bonkers.
Because it gives me time to think things through, whether it be a work issue, a personal issue, or something combined. Things have a tendency to settle, and come into focus.
Because I know it's good for my health, both in a preventative and in a treatment sense.
Because I'm setting an example for hubby, who wants to be healthier but just isn't ready. I can only hope my good choices will continue to push him in the right direction.
Because walking with the dogs does wonders for them. They couldn't be happier to get out of the house, see the sights, and of course, pee on everything. Or even just pretend to pee, just in case another dog walks by and sees them.
Because I always feel good after a workout, even if it's just a short walk for the day, and even if I feel exhausted when I get home.
Because it's helping aid me in getting off steroids, and there are few things more important to me right now than getting off that horrendous drug.
Because there are a million more reasons, all depending on the day, how I'm feeling physically, my mood, and the angle of the sun.
I hope I've inspired you all to remember why you are here, and what you are hoping to gain with this journey. I know I've helped remind myself, and for that I am again grateful for these blogs.