After years of "dieting" and "lifestyle changes" I beginning to ask myself, "WHAT THE HELL FOR?" Tomorrow I will turn 31 years old. I'm too damn old to be worried about body images and tight dresses. I'm too old to be looking at infomercials about waist trainers (I ain't buying that crap.) I'm too old NOT to walk around around wearing a cloak of confidence. I know many of you are saying, "But you gotta eat healthy" "I won't hurt you to lose weight" "Besides, it's only a lifestyle change.." Well you know what...I do eat healthy, I wouldn't mind losing weight, and I have a good lifestyle. This overweight body that you see is NOT the body of a fast-food addicts or someone who is allergic to walking. This is the body that gave birth to 4 children. This is s body that fits uniquely and sensually with my husband. (And he ain't complaining.) This is the body that will watch cartoons versus running a 5 k. This is a body that actually enjoys a good meal.
And, to all those people who say , "You gotta make time to workout." Do I look like a m@&$?!*^%#g "time-maker"?!?! I mean, "Where they do that at?" Is time just something I can whip up in the kitchen? And 9 times out of 10, the people making those statements are either Childless, have older independent children, or just generally have their evening free or only themselves to get ready in the morning. So, if my day regularly starts at 5:30 am and ends at 10:30pm, when would you suggest I workout?
Here is how I measure my health:
1. Am I able to cheer for my kids without becoming breathless? Yes
2. Can I chase someone or run if someone is chasing me? Yes
3. Can I throw a solid punch? Yes
4. Am I on any regulatory medication? No
5. Can I still fit my clothes from last year or 3 years prior? Yes.
These are some of my thoughts, questions, comments and "could-care-less"...