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Why Do I Do This To Myself?

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Today I climbed out of bed at 5 AM and was stiff and sore. It did not take long to work the soreness out during my workout but now my muscles ache so bad when I move. Especially my legs. I enjoyed day two of the Insanity program, but I have never worked so hard! During the workout I found myself wondering why I torture myself like that. Of course, afterward I feel great except for the soreness but that reminds me of how hard I have been working. I asked myself the same question when I spent fifteen minutes weighing and measuring my everything that went into my lunch and logging each item. Why am I doing this? This is why:

1. I want to be healthy, live a long and enjoyable life, be able to travel and enjoy time with my husband when my kids leave for college in a few years and (in the very distant future) be able to play with my grandchildren.

2. I want to like the way I look and be happy with myself.

3. I want to wear a bathing suit again and be comfortable.

4. I want to buy clothes that are cute and look good, not whatever is big enough to fit me.

5. I want find out how strong I am and what I am capable of doing.

6. I want to be the best me that I can be.

Therefore, I torture myself with exercise that makes me feel amazing and accomplished. I deal with muscles that ache as they become stronger. I spend several minutes weighing and measuring my food then log everything to make sure that I am on track before I eat. I drink a ton of water to keep myself hydrated and don't fill my body with empty calories and sugary drinks. I am worth the effort and the sacrifice that it will take to get reach my goal of being a lean, fit and healthy person.
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  • ANGIEN9
    Keep pushing!! Those are great reasons to want to exercise. Remember, kids call it playing...adults call it exercise. Why must we be a kid to play?

    Have a great Friday!! emoticon
    2823 days ago
  • KAYSON25
    Great blog! Keep up the good work.
    2823 days ago
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