Monday, August 12, 2013
Here's to Health
About a year and a half ago, it wasn't uncommon to hear my daughter say "We going to gym, be right back" as she strolled her babydoll away into the other room. At barely two, she understood that running or going to the gym was something I did. As I gradually stopped being active and spent more time working or watching tv at night, that phrase turned into "We going to mall, be right back". It was a bit painful to hear, but I had completely let go and became lazy. The miscarriage prompted me to go running a handful of time to get my mind off of it and try to loose the baby fat, but that quickly faded too. It wasn't until my lovely (and also crazy) friend asked me to join her Tough Mudder team that I really decided I would get back into shape... for real this time.
Neither of us had been exercising with any regularity and this event is one of the toughest of its kind so it's just what I needed to force me to take it seriously. I've been working out 4-5 days a week now and I am so thankful for the push. Not only do I feel better all around, but my kids have taken to stretching with me. I know that everytime my kids see Chris or I head out the door to go running, it makes an impact. They see that this is something we make a priority in our day now. Writing about it here is a way to keep myself accountable. I want to remember what a positive outcome it has had on me and my family. I don't want to let it go again. And the other day, the best thing happened. Livi walked out with her doll and said to her "You want to go running? Let's go exercise."