Just give me one reason… to workout. My health is important to me inside and out. Over the past weekend, I fell off the low-carb/keto wagon and have started over, yet again. I am a member of the camps that tell you “it’s better late than never,” or “try, try again.” I won’t give up. I won’t let a few weak days crush my overall goal.
Now, my WHY or my reason for my health and fitness goals continues to grow, change, evolve, or however you may describe it.
These days, my WHY is a short-term goal and like many enfianced, I am working out for the wedding. I’ve joined the stereotypical legions of men and women who want to look good for the big day.
Losing a few lbs, and toning up is an ongoing goal for me. But what I feel like we’ve done here is set a reachable date in the near future to look forward to. Our short-term goal is rapidly approaching as we officially chose a wedding date about 12-weeks out. No big one-day event here, we’re eloping and doing what works for us. None-the-less, I want to look and feel as good as I can. I deserve it, and so does he. We’re in this together and have been working towards our goals for almost as long as we’ve been together. So am I #workingoutforthewedding yes, but no. I am aiming towards a short-term goal, and dammit, I am excited to do it.
I am on week-10ish of an 8-week program. Yep, got a little behind with stress, work, travel, natural disasters and more. But did I quit? NO. My accountability partner and I are pushing through and doing each workout on our calendar no matter how long it takes us. Well, this is IT and we’re starting a new program together on Oct 15.
Will I be in the best shape of my life, actually in overall health and muscle building, I might be. Will I be in my best aesthetic shape? No. But will I let that hold me back? Absolutely not.
Would you let aesthetics keep you from your version of happiness?
Now, to learn a bit about me/us. This is marriage 2.0 for both of us. We’ve been there and done that, and have realized that for us, priorities include the only two people who are going to be participants in this marriage – US. We are secure, happy, and ready to unite civilly, as we already feel married emotionally, spiritually, and for the most part financially:)
Will this magical piece of paper called a marriage license change our relationship? No. Do we want it? Yes. I am done ignoring my bridal excitement and ready to let a rip. I am excited to be his Mrs. I love that we made this decision amongst many other life changes, and it makes sense to us since we’ve been on the journey to be the best versions of ourselves anyway!
We’re never going to be any younger than we are right now. But we can be healthier and happier – and that’s the journey this chick is interested in pursuing. I’m gaining an accountability partner for LIFE!
I am always game for more accountability partners on a variety of levels – nutrition, fitness, finance… Do you have short-term goals to meet?