Monday, April 13, 2009

Old habits die hard

So, 2 weeks ago I had a personal "revelation". For those of you who know me, I am not the skinniest chick in the coop. I have always been the big girl in the crowd. Since my geek and I have been married I had been excerising sporadically, but I hadn't really changed my eating habits.
Two weeks ago, I felt like I NEEDED to work out. So, thats what I did. I went to the clubhouse, got on the elyptical and worked as hard as I could for 30 minutes. As I was running away on the machine I had a whole 30 minutes to think. I thought about my life thus far, and what I wanted. I decided being the fat girl who was pretty wasn't enough for me. I want to be as healthy as possible. I want to do what I have been told my entire life is impossible.
I have had my own family members tell me growing up that I would always be the "big girl". Well I am NOT always going to be the big girl. I am taking charge of this body that Heavenly father has provided me with and I am going to make it the best it can be. I want to be able to run with the girls. I want to live to be over a hundred. I want to feel sexy and KNOW I am sexy. I want all the things that I was told I would never have. So heres to the start of the new me.


the rowley mama said...

Go, you! You rock, Julia! Being healthy is the most important thing. Good luck! It's not as hard as you think, either. Sure it takes a little changing your thinking, but it's totally worth it. When I'm making sure to live healthy, I feel sooo much better. A friend and I started a blog to help keep each other accountable for our eating habits (we haven't been using it for a looong while, but we probably will start again - I'll send you an invite, if you want! Just drop me an email or something)

Rhino said...

w00t!! :) I love your goals. I bet you'll be running around with the girls before you know it.

I absolutely admire your focus and determination. That is the one thing about health that you have to have and no one else can really give you. You are so right -- old habits die hard. Mercifully, this is one of those things where every action has double power: it wipes away the old habit and creates the new one at the same time. Good luck! I believe in you.