Your 50 Reasons for Fitness – Tami from This Mom’s Delight

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Here is a story from Tami over at This Mom’s Delight and her 50 Reasons to get fit in her own words:

I’m a 34 year old wife and mom who works outside the home.  My mornings and evenings are spent getting my teenagers to their destinations, so I don’t have a whole lot of time for my health.

However, I realize that I do make time for other things (like blogging), so I must decide what is truly important to me and get to it!

I mostly want to lose weight because I don’t like the way I look.  I feel guilty for that being my main reason.  I should want it for the good of my health.  So, I find myself in a guilt trip because I think others may consider me vain or selfish.

First of all, I need to quit worrying about what others think of me.  This is my life, for me to live.   I need to consult God in all my decisions, allowing Him to lead me in the right direction.

I do believe that He wants me to be healthy, and that He doesn’t have a problem with me ‘spiffing up’ my body for my husband.

So, to hopefully get me back on the fitness road trip, I am going write down 50 Reasons To Get Physically Fit.

Can I come up with 50 Reasons? I didn’t think I could, but here all 50!

50 Reasons to Get Physically Fit

  1. Look good for my husband.
  2. Look good in the mirror.
  3. Look good in public.
  4. Be a better example for my daughter.
  5. My son.  (Occasionally he will remind me of my goal to lose some weight.  I don’t know if he’s doing it to help me along, or if he’s embarrassed of my appearance.  I think it’s the first one.)
  6. Be able to run.  That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and to do it with my son and without embarrassing anyone.
  7. Have a healthy heart.
  8. Reduce my PCOS symptoms.
  9. Prove that it can be done without diet pills.
  10. Experience the ‘feel good’ chemicals known as endorphins on a regular basis.
  11. Feel more confident as a wife.  🙂
  12. Keeping the lights on, too! 🙂
  13. Get rid of this nasty bulge in between my chest and my legs.
  14. Get rid of the back fat.  Groooosssss!!
  15. Buy cute panties. – Adios, granny panties!
  16. New ring hubby has offered as motivation. I love white gold and want more of it!
  17. Keep my weight in check (127 is the high according the the BMI calculator)
  18. Play sports with my kiddos.
  19. More energy.
  20. More brain power at work.
  21. Less mood swings.
  22. Compliments.  Always a mood lifter.
  23. Share my experience with others.
  24. Do more with family because I’m no longer embarrassed to move my body.
  25. Do more with friends because I’m no longer embarrassed to move my body.
  26. Family portrait.
  27. Snapshots, especially the ones posted on Facebook, thanks to my daughter.
  28. New clothes.
  29. Lose the guilt when weighing in.
  30. Lose the guilt at the doctor’s office.
  31. Caring for my folks when they are older.
  32. Caring for my grandchildren when my children decide to start a family.
  33. Not being a burden on my kids when I get older.
  34. Not being in poor shape in my older years.
  35. Flexible body.
  36. Less back pain.
  37. Encourage others to be physically healthy.
  38. Fend off sickness and illness.
  39. Wrestling with my kiddos.  I haven’t done that in awhile.
  40. Hearing “You look hot!” from my husband.
  41. Raising funds doing an event for specific causes.
  42. Running a 5k with the family.
  43. Taking on new adventures because my confidence level is higher.
  44. Knowing I’m not killing myself with junk food.
  45. Living past the 40s because I didn’t have heart failure, as did my biological parent.
  46. Stop the knee and joint pain.
  47. Lose the double chin.
  48. Lose the fat cheeks.  (Yes, both places!)
  49. For His glory in no longer being a glutton.
  50. For Me!

These reasons are going up in the places I tend to be ‘unhealthy’:

  • On the fridge
  • Next to the television
  • Next to my bed
  • On my desk

Now, my plan is to see these reasons every time I’m tempted to eat junk or sit on my rump and do nothing.  The intent is to be motivated to get up and go for a walk or pop in a workout DVD, or at least have a glass of water instead of consuming what’s lurking in the fridge.

Here’s a quote from Tony’s 50 Reasons post that motivates me:

You can achieve the goals you have set out for yourself by knowing your Reasons Why…let’s do this!

Guess what? I can do this!  I want to and I have many many reasons!

If any of Tami’s 50 Reasons resonate with you, please share your thoughts in the comments below! I know I can very much relate to many of these awesome reasons!

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