This day.

I heard this song from Sugarland today and the lyrics really spoke to me…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7d8n_m9pWk 

“I’ve been waiting my whole life betting on a change
See it coming getting better getting better now
Feel the shake shake steady of a soul to the flame

Come in closer oh come feel the love on the inside
Electric current in my veins
Lets me know I’m alive
I burn I breathe I blink I change

Wide wide wide wide open
And it’s a fine fine fine fine world
And this is my my life I’m hoping
Will be a fine fine fine fine world

Every life has a moment where sweat meets fate
On your mark get ready get ready now
Gonna find out fast what a heart can take

Come in closer oh come feel the love on the inside
Electric current in my veins
Lets me know I’m alive
I burn I breathe I blink I…

Wide wide wide wide open
And it’s a fine fine fine fine world
And this is my my life I’m hoping
Will be a fine fine fine fine world

Around a wide, wide, wide, wide open
And it’s a fine fine fine fine world

Get ready get ready now
Get ready get ready now
Get ready get ready now
Get ready get ready GO”

I refuse to let Lupus get me down. I will still do my best to be healthy and live the healthiest life I can!!

I AM becoming the healthiest I can. Whether it is extra weight, health issues, emotional struggles or cardiovascular endurance this is a lifelong race for me!

“I’ve been waiting my whole life betting on a change” — I spent years WAITING! Waiting for the right time, the right (easy) weight loss solution, someone to kick me in the pants and get me moving. JUST WAITING. Waiting and being plain ole miserable in my body.

I was lethargic, sad, and sick all the time.

I weighed close to 240 pounds. I couldn’t walk up down the block without being winded and red-faced and sweaty. I was so embarrassed of my size and the way I ate. I would hide in my house all by myself and binge.

I would try DIETS and lose a little bit of weight but gain everything right back when I ‘fell off the wagon’ and then feel more ashamed when I would gain MORE. I ate horribly unhealthy foods and lots of it. I felt so unhealthy. I kept a smile on my face, but deep down I was so sad and ashamed of myself. You couldn’t find anyone else who beat themself up more.

Sure, I WANTED to change, but in all honesty I also was stuck in that horribly sad, unhealthly rut. It was gonna take some guts and determination to change my LIFE that much.

Then life sometimes decides to give you a kick in the pants, and makes you realize that this is the only body you’ve got! You absolutely NEED to treat it the way it deserves. It is possible to for your body to fail you if you don’t treat it the way you should!

“Every life has a moment where sweat meets fate ” – I decided then and there that I would try to do what it takes to be the healthiest I could. I needed to shape up my eating, EXERCISE, and make sure I was getting the nutrients I needed. That day changed my life!!!

My day wasn’t just that day in 2008. That day was also when I was diagnosed with Lupus. That day was also a few months ago when I found myself in a Oreo binge. That day was also last Friday when I didn’t lose a pound on the scale. Today is that day. TOMORROW WILL ALSO BE THAT DAY!

THIS day is the day to make the decision to live healthy and happy!

THIS day is our kick in the pants! This is OUR DAY TO CHANGE!

You can do more than you ever thought possible!

You can be the person you want to be.
You can be healthy and happy.

Go!

And this is my my life I’m hoping
Will be a fine fine fine fine world

Get ready get ready GO!!!

 

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