Last night my coach challenged us to post an inspiration quote, and fill in the blank:
"I work out because______________"
Thinking about it, I knew I needed more than a Facebook post to answer this..
It's simple. I work out because I refuse to give up.
But it's also more complicated than that.
I get told by well meaning friends all I'm perfect just the way I am. Body Positiveity is the thing right now. And I get that. And some are going so far as to say trying to lose weight is anti-body-positive and all.
But that doesn't take in consideration other factors. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, colon cancer and diabetes in my family. Heck, my father's entire family is medicated for diabetes. I know that losing weight will help with the whole trying to fend of diabetes for some time.
I'm working out for my health. And to make my health better.
In the last few years, I've started running. And man, do I love me a race! But I'm a slooooow runner.
My previous goal was to run the Disney Princess half marathon. I've found some other race to start working towards
|My new goal races: the Disney Star Wars Dark Side half, and the Niagara Falls International Half Marathon!|
I know that my alternating the running with a solid cardio and body sculpting program I'll get better results. When I'm done with Shaun T I might go on to 21 Day Fix, or maybe back to the TurboFire/ChaLean Extreme Hybrid that I used before. But what I know is I'll always have a plan. I'll always be working toward something. Toward wearing a smaller pant size. Towards being able to walk upstairs without huffing and puffing. Towards a 12 minute mile.
I work out because I refuse to give up.
I refuse to give up on my goal races.
I refuse to give up on my health.
I refuse to give up on me.