Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Monday Project: What if I'd Waited?

This week's project has us pondering what our lives would be like if we had not started our weight loss/fitness journeys when we did. What would our world be like 2 years from now if we had waited.
  • I would be in my 40's feeling fat and unhappy
  • My self esteem would be so much lower because, not only would I have gained back the 50 pounds I lost at 33, but I would probably be even heavier than when I lost weight the first time. It would have just kept creeping up, and up, and up....
  • I would not be training for my first 10K.
  • I would not have gotten my husband to run his first 5K.
  • I would not be setting a good example for my children. They would be teens eating the same crap their mother is eating, rather than at least having some healthy foods to choose from. Who am I kidding, they will be teenagers and probably still be eating pizza and cheeseburgers.
  • I would not have brought workout clothes with me to my daughter's gymnastics meet and hit the treadmill at the hotel before visiting and eating pizza with all the other parents. I would have been at the pool with a beer and eating pizza (but not having burned any calories first-so it would have all ended up on my ass).
  • I would not be frantically blogging in a hotel room in Indiana as my daughter tries to get some sleep because I didn't get my cyber-homework done on time.
  • I would not be getting up at 6 AM every morning to shred with Jillian (damn Jillian).
  • I would not have shin splints (sometimes making healthy choices have some painful consequences, too).
  • If I had not started this journey when I did, I would not have "met" a group of wonderful women through the world of cyberspace. Although I have never met them face to face, I am truly blessed to call them my friends. I receive more support and encouragement from my "sisters" around the US and the world than I do from my friends next door. I'm so glad I didn't miss this.

3 comments:

  1. Awwwww! I'm so glad you didn't miss this either. I think you're an awesome friend, and can't imagine my life without you either :) MWAH!!!

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  2. How true is that all, Bari! I can't stand to think of the things I'd have missed and talked myself out of doing. We're lucky to have you with us!

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  3. So good to hear all the changes that you have made and I couldn't agree with you more about the friendships we are making with the Sisterhood! It's good that we didn't wait!!

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