I strongly believe that we make our own futures, create our own destiny's by the choices we make in this life. It drives me nuts to see people sitting around and complaining about their lives and then not doing something about it. If you are unhappy, make some changes!
I love change. I embrace change. Why? Because that is how we grow. How we progress. How we LIVE. Without it, life would be so boring! I LOVE a great adventure! Having the courage to make changes, makes stuff happen! I don't know why some people are so afraid to live.
One of those things that people have a hard time changing is their bad habits. I KNOW this is a hard thing to do. But we all come to a point that we realize that we are prisoners to our bad habits and the only way to break free is to buck up, sometimes get help, and work hard to get out of those self-made prisons.
There was a time I was a prisoner in my own body.
|I was just short of 300 lbs in this picture|
I would exercise. But exercise without proper eating is like fishing without proper bait... it just doesn't work. And it took me years to figure out what worked for me and my body.
Three years ago, my husband left for basic training and I hosted my first Summer Challenge. I worked really hard to eat right, exercise all my miles and by the end of the summer challenge, I looked like this:
|I was around 240-250 in this picture|
|Here I was at 215 when Ben came back for Christmas|
Since I posted my Summer Challenge a few weeks ago, I have gotten thousands of hits on it! BUT less than 40 people have stepped up and accepted my challenge. That is a bit disappointing. Look, we all have a choice this summer: we can either not do anything and we worse off at the end of the summer, we can do a little but not enough to change much and be the same at the end, OR we can be a heck of a lot fitter and feeling better about ourselves. I don't know about you, but I choose to be better. It's not going to be easy. I am going to be alone with my three boys, so getting out might be a little tough... but I know I will figure something out. There are no excuses for me.
So make a choice. It's up to you. Have no regrets! Make your own destiny! Come join us on this challenge, and let's kick some butt!
If you are wondering how I am doing on my journey so far:
Weight after I had baby: 254
Weight before I started running about 4 weeks ago: 231
Weight last check in: 220
Weight this morning: 216
That's 4 more pounds down! And only 10 to go to pass Ben's weight. It's a woman pride thing to weigh less than the hubby and that doesn't happen to me often... but boy did it feel good last time it happened!!!
The challenge starts tomorrow, and so I will kick it off with the return of "Fat Butt Friday" so come back and check it out!!