My first day back to the gym in God knows how long was today, five days before Thanksgiving. I never meant to stop working out. It just sort of happened. But so did eating junk food. I don’t even like junk food, but when I got so busy with everything and went for convenience over health, it became easier every time I would “just get something real quick” from the drive-thru. There’s a reason it’s easier. Health and nutrition is sacrificed for the ease. I’ve decided it’s no longer worth it.
I’m active; in fact, I am on my feet at my job and I briskly walk for at least 1 hour each day at work. Plus, I take walks whenever I can, especially when it’s not unpleasantly cold. It’s not like I sit around all day.
A wake-up call came one day when I went to try on my size 14 jeans. They didn’t fit; not even close. I tried closing them and had about an inch of stomach coming between me and waistline victory. That hurt.
Instead of feeling sorry for myself and drowning my sorrows in chocolate chip cookies, I decided to get back to the gym. Not just that, but I’m vlogging about it and other things in life that inspire me. I figure if I have people to be accountable to, I’ll get it done. Plus, there are a ton more reasons to get fit.
My reasons to get fit:
- I want to look at myself and feel hot;
- I enjoy being looked at by guys (any straight girl who says otherwise is lying!);
- I want to fit nicely into designer clothes I’ll have one day;
- I am the host of a web-series (soon to debut) and I want to like what I see on camera…and I want others to like what they see too;
- I want to be proud of my body…my entire body;
- I want to stay healthy…obesity starts with bad habits; and
- I want to feel the best I can.
I once heard that “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Well, I’m not aiming to be skinny, but I know that without extra fat on my body, I will be about a size 6 or 8. I’m more than just a number on a clothing label, but I have seen from the past that when I am fit, I feel like more of a person.
I want to make it clear that I’m not depending on that label or the scale to tell me who I am. I know who I am because of God. I also know that He has better for me on Earth than to feel like I’m not the best me I can be.
So here’s to new habits and breaking old ones.
I’ll post the link to my vlog channel on YouTube soon. Hopefully we can share the journey together!