I have been thinking a lot lately about the healthier times in my life. Years ago (years it can’t be years!) I was playing football and I loved it! Then I decided to be a mom and put that on hold and the team moved out of town. While I was pregnant I walked with the dog nearly every day. It was great for the dog and great for me. The latest was my jump into Crossfit. I love it! It was amazing! The support, the sweat, the pushing past the mental blocks. It was the best workout I have ever had and the people were amazing. Then my box (gym) fell apart. It was one big mess and it was miserable. So fast forward a year and a half and I have let myself go. And I am not talking about weight I am talking about muscle and strength and stress relief.
So I have been trying to get outside. I have been working in the yard. And it has been great! But not quite enough. I looked into Crossfit again but at this point I cannot justify the $100 a month! So I jumped back to the last time I was consistently moving. Back when I was pregnant and being healthy was a whole lot easier because it was not just for myself. I was walking every day. The dog was happy! I was happy (gotta love that vit D). And I lost over 15lbs while pregnant!
So I decided I needed to change my brain a bit. It was easier when it was for two not just me but I am realizing that I am do need to be healthy for my whole family. My husband, my daughter, my dog, and most of all me. I am not doing this to lose weight. Whenever I think about losing or try to lose I always gain. I have realized I need to focus on being strong and liking what my body can do. I like being the woman that can lift the furniture that move that load of brick. I especially love being that mom that can get in and really play with her kids, I mean really make of fool of myself playing!
So today I started on the new journey to make myself happy. I got up early (ugh) and took the dang dog for a walk! Just her and me! I will be working on no excuses and no giving up. And the weather decided to test me yay rain for my garden! I did it. It was a start of one mile and twenty minutes but what matters is I was out there and I will continue to push to make my body work for me.