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Reasons Why I want to be fit and healthy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I tend to keep sabotaging my efforts to change my lifestyle and live heathier, so I decided it is time to write a blog to remind me of the reasons I want to make this change.

1. I've learned a lot lately about how what we eat and how often we exercise helps prevent certain diseases and dictates certain health issues we may have later in life. I watch the older generation of my family who have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestorol, depression, back problems, knee problems, the list goes on and on. I don't want to end up like that and whatever I can do to prevent it I NEED to do NOW.

2. I was always a skinny girl growing up. My body is naturally smaller, so even though I don't weigh a lot, I don't like where my body carries the weight and how it makes me look/feel. I want to be able to look in the mirror and like the person I see.

3. I hate getting dressed in the morning and I hate going shopping for new clothes. I'm constantly worrying about how the clothes fit me and whether or not they make me look/feel fat. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes again, and be able to wear whatever I want without having to worry about whether or not I feel fat in it. Plus I have tons of old clothes that I would love to be able to wear again and can't right now. I also have been avoiding buying new clothes because I plan on loosing the weight and don't want to buy something that fits now, only to not have it fit in a few months.

4. I want to be toned, actually have defined muscles. I want to be able to wear my swimsuit or shorts and tank tops next summer and know that I look good in them.

5. My husband keeps talking about going hiking during the summer. I always dread the thought of it because I have never done well on hikes and I know I am not in the shape I want to be to do them without killing myself. I want to be abe to do things like that and be able to play with my kids. etc. without having to worry about whether or not I can physically handle it.

6. I know that when I am taking care of myself, eating the foods I should and exercising I am a better person all around. I am a better wife and mother when I take care of myself. I feel better about myself, I am less irritable, I have more energy, etc. I need to take care of myself for me as well as those around me.

7. I want my children to learn healthy habits. I need to lead by example and teach them what is healthy and what is not and how to live a healthy balanced life. In order to teach them I need to do it myeslf.

8. I want to be an inspiration to others. I want to be someone they can turn to if they have questions or need a shoulder to lean on for support. I can't be that person if I'm not taking care of myself the ways I know I should be.
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    Aww! This is a really good idea! emoticon
    3863 days ago
    All of these reason are brilliant. They're all about what will make you happy, and that is the most important thing. Great job with the motivation! With all of these reasons behind you, you will do fabulously. :)
    3863 days ago
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