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Week 3 Jingle Bells Challenge

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mich gave us some tough assignments this week! One of our assignments was to incorporate exercise into daily routines. This one is kind of tough for me. I am not working (still trying to find that elusive job) and walking the hills around here kills my back right now and keeps me down for days. So, Monday I loaded up the fitness videos with Coach Nicole and did the 10 minute cardio kickboxing. Needless to say, it kicked my hiney. I still have muscle soreness from it! I have also been doing the whole park way far back in the lot when we go shopping so we can walk more.

The other part of our challenge is to post why we are worth this journey. This one has been a tough one for me, as I am guessing maybe for a lot of us. I am worth it to myself and God first off. I am valued by Him, my family, and my wonderful friends. I am on this journey mainly because I value myself and my quality of life. I want to be there for my niece and nephews, my sisters (in laws and those friends I can call chosen sisters) and my brothers. I want to be able to enjoy the children that I one day hope to have with my wonderful boyfriend. I want to have good quality of life and be able to enjoy life when I am older. I look at my parents now, my dad is facing back surgery or being paralyzed from the waist down due to his back issues (hes also 100 lbs overweight). My mom has 3 different kinds of arthritis. She has had one knee replaced and needs the other one done. I don't want to end up like them. I want to be healthy and able to enjoy life in my old age. I want to travel. I want to be comfortable in my own body again. I hate looking in the mirror and being disgusted by what I see. I am worth it because i value myself. Even if no one else does, I value myself and I am worth it to me to give myself the quality of life I deserve!

I haven't seen many blogs on this topic yet, so I am hoping they will start coming in at the end of the week here!
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  • BFMONICA
    You're an inspiration! emoticon
    3641 days ago
  • BFMONICA
    I need an attitude adjustment.
    3642 days ago
  • MICHCLEARY
    Way to go! I know it's tough but I think it helps us to remember each day why we need to make the healthy lifestyle choices that impact us long term.

    You are wonderful!
    3642 days ago
  • THESHELSTER
    Thanks for posting. This is a lovely message and a reminder to all of us that we are all special and that we should love ourselves so that we can give our love to those around us.
    3643 days ago
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