Now that I have become a fitness junkie, my life has changed for the better. I now look forward to going outside and doing things like mowing the grass or washing the car. I love going outside and feeling the sun on my skin as I run through my neighborhood. The best thing is the next morning when I step on the bathroom scale and I can actually smile at the results it gives me. My pants are more loose(I actually have dropped three pant sizes) and my shirts are fitting better. Another good thing is the fact that I can walk up the stairs and not feel like I am going to die.
So since I feel so good, why would I not want to share that feeling with my family?
Now it has been my mission to motivate my family to get out of the house and “move”. If it is just going for a walk after dinner, or playing with K-Dub in her kiddie pool, it’s just important to get out and do something.
My wife has been nothing but supportive about me and my weight loss journey. When I came home and told her I want to run a race she smiled and helped me stay on track with my training. When I told her I wanted to try crossfit, she started to help me find classes that were local. When I told her I wanted to go ziplining, she found me a great deal on Groupon. She is the best. I am so luck to have such an amazing support system at home.
I have motivated her to. I downloaded the Human app on her phone and a pedometer app to keep her motivated to move and it is working. Now we are active together. I have a strong belief that as a father and husband, I can only lead my family by example. I can’t expect my kid to be active as long as I am sitting on the couch doing nothing. I need to be out there too.
So how did you move today?
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