I read recently a lady encouraging people to find their “Why” with regards to weight loss and trying to live a healthier lifestyle. It made me think about why I care so much to lose these extra pounds I’ve gained and live a healthier life.
I’d be lying to say I don’t care about buying smaller clothes or looking “nicer”, but that’s not my true reason.
When I looked over old photographs the other day from two years ago (me about 20 pounds lighter) all I could think was how strong and healthy I felt. I didn’t feel “fat” and ladened down with extra weight.
My better food options, the ability to be satisfied with smaller portions and regular exercise left me feeling healthy and strong, both physically and mentally.
So, that’s my “why”
To feel healthy and strong again.
Soon to come … “how”. Kidding… kind of. 🙂
Note: Yes, running a half marathon recently made me feel strong, but outside of my runs I’ve only felt heavy and yucky and that’s not cool. True story.
This is so important – remembering why you decided to embark on the path to health – thank you for writing this today, Leah! I so needed a reminder to get back to my “why”.
I miss that feeling of being. Healthy and strong too. You've got this!