Dear Unhappy Unmotivated Not very Fit Mom,
Hi. I know you. I WAS you. I got married and put on 20 pounds. I didn't like myself and I wouldn't let anyone else get too close to me because they would see the real me...I didn't even know who the real me was anymore!
I hated public events! None of my clothes fit me right. I just wanted to eat ice cream every night and waffles every morning and thought I would always just be kinda fat. I actually told my friends that I was just LAZY.
I know that you have no desire to work hard. I didn't either. Walking two miles a day 4 days a week did NOTHING for me. I was tired of being worried that my husband didn't love me anymore, I was tired of being SO self conscious all the time, I wanted to be fit so that I wouldn't become obese during pregnancy, I wanted to be able to toss my kids in the air and catch them, I wanted to be able to hike more than 2 miles. I wanted to be sexy.
So I sought out someone to help me and I found my partner for working out (my husband!). I had a stomach-ache every time I went to the gym, I felt sick EVERY TIME for the first TWO MONTHS. I cut out junk food. I went mostly to the Paleo lifestyle.
IT WAS HARD. I would even say that it SUCKED.
But. Slowly. I started improving. I got a little faster and I got a little stronger. And you know what? My butt stopped jiggling as much. So did my tummy! I LOVED IT. I wanted to lift heavier weights and run faster. I measured myself every couple weeks, and each time there was even 1/8th of an inch gone I did a happy dance. I kissed my husband! I joined a life group! I GOT A BEST FRIEND AGAIN.
I STARTED TO LOVE MYSELF.
I was dedicated to something - myself. I found courage through God, who I had stopped asking for help. He helped me SO MUCH.
Guess what!? YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Ask someone (me even!) to hold you accountable. Find a gym community that you LOVE! I couldn't have done all of this without Audacity. Decide that you want to be happy and healthy again and then GO GET AFTER IT.
I promise, YOU ARE WORTH IT.