It should be no surprise to any of you, that I talk about fitness a lot. It is by far one of my favorite topics to blog about. It is my passion in life and possibly one day I will have a career in fitness, we will see. Growing up as an overweight kid, really did open my eyes to the importance of health and fitness. Not only to look better but also to feel better about myself and to have confidence in my abilities.
Sometimes, it is hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I can't run as far, lift as much or look as good as other people. I just need to keep in mind that its MY body and MY life and I should be proud of my improvements. In June, when I first started running, I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping and now I can run 2-3 miles without stopping. I lift 8-10 pound weights now compared to 5 pound weights. I have consistently worked out at least 4+ days since July. I have turned down junk food on many occasions ( cake, donuts, etc) even when I really wanted them. Tonight for example, I only ate half the food on my plate for supper since I recognized I was full and then I put on my workout clothes and did a kettlebell and ab circuit while watching t.v. Small choices= big changes!
These are all huge accomplishments for me. Things I deserve to be proud of. I am excited to keep pushing myself to new levels and possibly trying out a race (half marathon) some day in the future.
I feel a lot better lately. I have more energy, more confidence, less anger and a more toned and fit body. I am strong and proud of myself for finally sticking to it. My health is extremely important to me, so even when I don't have time to work out or eat healthy, I will make time. My health is a priority. I AM A PRIORITY!