In all seriousness, I'm finally kicking those pounds to the curb! Health-wise, last year was a bad year for me. Okay. Fine. But that doesn't mean that I have to let 2010 leak into 2011. And so far 2011 is starting out pretty well. I hit my highest weight in January, but now I'm down 15 pounds from that high weight to the lowest weight I've had in over a year!
Candace gives three reasons why diets don't work. I see myself in all three reasons. I'm undisciplined; I don't allow myself treats in moderation; and I'm not convicted about why I need to lose the weight. Today I'm going to list out the reasons why I want to lose the weight.
- If I expect to keep up with my kids, I need to be healthier and stronger.
- I want to glorify God by taking care of the temple He has given me.
- Honestly, I just want to feel good about myself in a non-conceited kind of way. When I know I don't look my best, I get grumpy with my family. When I know I look good, there's an extra spring in my step. Plus I want to look good for my husband. I want him to be proud of me. I mean, he thinks I look good anyway, but I want to feel like I look good for him.
This morning was a good morning of exercise. I walked my daughter to school this morning, which is more than 1.5 miles away. Then after I got home, I mowed the lawn. I'm now done for the morning and feel more than entitled to sit for a while. James will be home soon, so I'd better relax now while I can!
Live in freedom!