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My life is pretty dull. I play with a toddler, watch a lot of Yo Gabba Gabba and experiment with the crock pot. I have no bed time and I find humor in Laffy Taffy jokes. Conan O'Brien is my anti-drug.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sweaty Saturday and GIVEAWAY WINNER

We have a winner of my inaugural giveaway!!
Meagan L., check your email, toots!

Well, gosh. That was fun.

Someone sent me a semi-scathing message on Facebook recently questioning my obsession with my health recently. F'real. Like wanting to better myself is a reason to be ashamed?! But here you go, my explanation in bullet form:
  • Emma. When I was a runt, I wasn't really encouraged to be proactive in my health. The end result was a roller coaster of binge and purge, self-loathing and overall laziness through high school. I was teased for my weight and felt horrible about myself. How did I take control of the situation? I ate my feelings, or I starved myself. My junior year of high school I didn't eat a meal aside from dinner for two months straight. And that's sad. I want my daughter to respect and love her body. I don't want to pass my image issues on to her. I want her to discover how great it feels to move and find something she can enjoy physically. I want her to love fresh air and pedaling her bike and jumping rope and even running and feeling the wind in her hair. And I won't force her into any of that, but I want to set a healthy example from the start.
  • Hormones. I'm a whirlwind of emotions all the freaking time. I'm working on leveling them, I'm working on stability and a healthy mindset and honestly? Getting sweaty helps tremendously. We've all heard about endorphins from activity and I WANT THOSE ENDORPHINS. 
  • Myself. Its a small chunk of time I can give myself every day. As much as I don't look forward to getting sweaty, I'm always happy I worked out after. And I turned 30 on Thursday, so that happened. I want to make this year my healthiest yet.
  • Others. I genuinely enjoy encouraging and motivating my friends and family. If someone hits the treadmill or starts a new workout or tags along to a class with me just once because I set a good example for them, I'm a legit happy girl. I may have missed my calling in life. 
So there you go, person who will remain nameless but who suggested I should be evaluated. This working out business? I have good intentions, I pinky swear. I'm not sure you have the same good intentions, but that's cool.

I ended up T25'ing every day but Thursday and plan on hitting it again today, with a jog thrown in. You?

2 comments:

  1. Whoever it was is nuts. You are an inspiration and there is nothing about your activities that is unhealthy.

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  2. There is always someone out there trying to burst a bubble. That person more than likely is jealous of your ambition and motivation to reach a goal, especially weight loss. Keep doing what your doing. I jog and ride road bike (whenever I get a moment away from kiddo) and I can tell the difference in my moods when I don't get some kind of exercise in during the week.

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