I mean, yes, the fitness I’m referring to in the title of this series is physical, but why? Why do I want to be physically fit?
Answer: I want more energy so I can keep up with my kids. In other words, I’d like to be a suitable playmate for my children.
So, that being said, each pound matters because it’s less weight my body has to carry around, which results in more energy. An awesome reward for that fact is, my cloths fit better and I start taking a little more care with how I look from day to day.
You’ll notice my comparison pictures above. I wanted to do that for the obvious reason of showing what my progress so far looks like, but also to show how it’s changing my behavior. In the first picture, I was in my PJs and needed to brush my hair. In today’s picture, I’m dressed and ready for the day, should I have to leave the house. Point being, I’m ready to leave the house because I’ve begun to greet my days with a little more energy and excitement.
So, like I said last week, I still feel I need to be careful to keep the focus on the health of it all, but it’s ok to use my weight-loss as a measure of my success.
Soooo…. I lost two more pounds this week! Which brings me to about 13lbs total since #aHeartFitFriday began almost two months ago. Woo hoo!
I have decided I’m going to do measurements once a month, rather than every week, though. I don’t feel doing that weekly was helpful in motivating me. All they did was cause me to focus too much on my body and exactly what’s changing rather than the bigger picture.
How are you feeling this week?
Amber and I are (hopefully) still working on the idea I proposed last week about helping others to make fitness a priority. Check back soon for an update on that!