Being healthy shouldn’t be a drag.
When I was younger, I wasn’t athletic or active. At all. I was a bookworm who had a whole host of tried and true methods for getting out of gym class. I wasn’t skinny or fat, I was in that weird in-between that meant I never really worried about it.
And then I had a baby and 30 began creeping up on me. You know what else crept up on me? My thrice-weekly bowls of pasta, my sedentary lifestyle, and the weight.
I decided to do something about it. In late 2012, I got a wild hair and signed up for a half marathon. Having never run a mile. I bumbled my way through the training and survived the 13.1 miles on a wing and a prayer. I continued to run, sort of training, and never getting any faster or losing weight.
I was still using this pathetic excuse for “healthy” up until last year, when I got diagnosed with mono and Epstein-Barr. It took me months to get over, and I knew something had to change. Healthy, I thought, shouldn’t have to be a drag–and what I was doing was definitely a drag. And it clearly wasn’t working.
So I decided it was time to stop focusing directly on the numbers on the scale. Sure, that needs to be a part of it. But if I’ve learned anything from the past 2 years, it’s that making health and fitness something you suffer through for half an hour in the morning is just giving you an illusion of healthy. And I’m way over the illusion.
I’m just a regular girl, seeking a healthy life. And 2015 is going to be the year it starts. I know I’m not alone out there..is anyone else ready to make a healthy change?