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.


  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!!!

  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!

  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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