This week's Fit Club post is written by a wonderful friend of ours - ArmyReserveWife!
Talk about inspiring - she most certainly is!
Wow! What an honor to be asked to contribute to the SpouseBuzzcommunity.
This past week has been a total washout. I have been stressing dueto the upcoming PCS and I haven't been working out everyday like Ishould which helps with the stress.
Weight loss is a journey that isn't for the weak-hearted. Ihave found out that I can be strong, but at times my flesh, well it isdemanding. It tells me what it wants and like a spoiled child I tend to givein. (I don't normally give into my children either!) So why do I give inwhen I see something I want. Well I guess I am weak when it comes to tellingmyself no. Yes, I know - a shock isn't it!
I had gotten into a fabulous routine of working out. I started onApril 15th and have worked out consistently until two weeks ago.Then bam, I missed a day here or one here, and now I am fighting to get backinto the routine. I love the way it makes me feel and I have lost 14 lbs, butno where near where I wanted to be.
I have been overweight most of my adult life. Since marriage I haveput on more than I care to admit here. So I have a longer journey than maybesome of you. I don't say that for sympathy I say it so maybe it will helpkeep me on track. If I admit out in the world that yes, I have to get mybutt in gear and lose this weight, not so much from a vanity point (not that Iwouldn't love to be thin) but more for a health issue. My father passed away 11years ago at the age of 47 of a heart attack. I need and want to be healthy forme, my husband and children. I know God has called me to do more than just siton my big butt. I want to be able to do what He has called me to do and what Iwant to do. I want to make a difference in people's lives and I knowright now the people are my kids and husband and occasionally Soldiers andfamilies in the Army Reserve.
So today (thanks AirforceWif) is my declaration to get back toit. Be a healthier me for me and that means getting back to my routine ofexercise and eating for my body's health, not pleasure.
Thank you to all you fit club members you encourage me with yourweekly reports and your commitment to health and happiness!