Most of you know that I’ve been struggling with my weight for years. It goes up. It comes down for about a day or so and then it goes up again. Fighting my weight made me miserable. Getting healthy made me happy. It took awhile, but I had to learn the difference.
Right now, my current form of exercise is running with occasional stints on the treadmill. I enjoy running. It’s 30 minutes where I can listen to my Christian music, focus on just being in the moment, and tune out all of the stresses of the day. Running has given me muscles in my legs for the first time since I got out of the Army. My thighs have stopped jiggling quite so much and my bum feels a little bit, ummm, tighter.
My midsection and upper body need to catch up…
I’d like to add some new exercises to my routine. I’ve been seriously thinking about working out with Kettlebells. From the research that I’ve done, it looks like they not only work the arms and shoulders but they strengthen the core as well. I have really bad posture, so anything that helps my core will be a great help.
I also need to adjust my eating habits. What’s the saying? “You can’t out run a bad diet.” Yeah, that’s me. I thought because I was running three or four times a week that I could eat pastries every day. Not so. That’s not to say I can’t eat the good stuff, I just have to do it in moderation.
As always, there will be a faith~based component to my workouts. 1 Corinthians 6:19~20 says:
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Therefore, I firmly believe that it’s my duty as a child of God to care for this temple and to keep it as healthy as I can for His use.
My plan is to write weekly updates to keep you and myself motivated.
#SweatPink Ambassadors are a group of healthy people who support each other in reaching their fitness goals. Some are professional trainers, some are competitive athletes, some are college students, and some are every day people trying to get themselves healthy.
I’d like to thank the founders of #SweatPink and Fit Approach for the opportunity to work with them to help others get fit. I can’t wait to get my pink laces!
I invite you to follow along and get healthy with me as I focus not so much on changing the number on the scale but creating a healthy lifestyle that I can maintain.