Then S proposed and everything changed!
|Yep! That's my ring.|
I immediately started caring about what I put into my mouth and it mattered that I couldn’t walk up the stairs without breathing hard. I made a change! I started shopping and loading my house with fruits and veggies and I began a bootcamp workout.
When I shared with people that I planned getting healthy and losing some weight for my wedding, a lot of those people said that I didn’t want to go crazy and get too skinny for my wedding. Their reasoning was because they didn’t want me to look back at those pictures and always wish to be that weight again and hate the way I looked in the future. That I should aim for a healthy, sustainable loss.
Initially I hated this advice and ignored it but after thinking about it for awhile, my whole outlook changed. Yes, I definitely want to get in shape and I want to get to a healthy weight range but I don’t want it to be solely because of my wedding. If that’s why I do it, as soon as my wedding is over, I’ll go back to my old eating habits and that is NOT what I want.
I decided that I was going to make this a lifestyle change that would be made for a lifetime. I started thinking about the children I hope to have after getting married. I want to be as healthy as possible when I’m carrying them and then I want to be able to keep up with them once they’re born. I want to live a long enjoyable life and I want my children to learn from my new formed healthy eating habits.
This is a more sustainable goal and has become my main focus!
What motivates you to keep on eating right and moving?