At first, I was exercising because I wanted to lose weight (mostly so that people wouldn’t ask me if I was pregnant or when my baby was due or any other rude comment in that vein). I kept exercising because I really began to like the “rush.” I also read about the many positive effects of exercising regularly (aside from losing weight) such as aiding in coping with depression and then I was pretty much sold.
I was not wrong about the way that exercise makes me feel. I feel good about myself but, I also feel more sane. Wes might even say that I am MORE sane! I started making goals for myself:
-30 Day Shred (Jillian Michaels’ DVD) in 30 days (it took me something like 45 days the first time I attempted it).
-Significantly cutting the amount of sugar that I consume (I’m doing quite well with this goal, but I have replaced real sugar with artificial sugars this will soon be rectified).
-50 miles in 14 days challenge
There have been more (I think) but I can’t think of them right now. Needless to say, I am showing myself that I am capable of more than I ever thought I could do and keeping my sanity intact at the same time… as best I can.