Thursday, March 20, 2014

working out my weaknesses

I've been trying to get healthy. I know. I won't talk about it a lot on this blog, because I get bored to death by other people's fitness stories, but this is kind of a big deal for me. My whole life I've just tried to be a person who doesn't need to care too much about exercise and eating right. I felt annoyed by the idea, because it seemed like so much effort. It seemed really hard, and I didn't want to be burdened with it. But in January I had a moment where I decided to change my life.

I've always been that way. A thought enters my head, and I just do it. I don't know how to NOT act. It just feels like the right thing to do. I thought I should go to Utah State. I thought I should major in Elementary Education. I thought I should stay here for student teaching. I thought I should date Alex. I mean, we all have thoughts like those, but there was seriously no hesitation in my mind. No trace of doubt. I thought it, so I did it.

And suddenly, I was the type of person who thought about exercising and did it. In the past week, I've also become the type of person who eats healthily. Or tries to, at least. (I crave a hamburger like, every day. but I'm trying to over come that.)

The thing is, this isn't so much about working out and eating healthy. I think it's about overcoming weaknesses. I have a pretty good set-up in life. I have a great husband, a comfortable job, a not too terrible tiny apartment, two cars, a supportive family, netflix... I have cute clothes, I feel generally happy with myself. I enjoy life quite a bit. I think I just realized my body was weak, and I want that to be a part of my good life. I want to feel strong. I want to be secure with that strength. I want to add to confidence that I already have.

I'm turning my weakness into strength, and I really really love it, you guys. I really do.

p.s. do you work out any weaknesses? It doesn't have to be fitness related :)


  1. i am also becoming healthy. do you want some good recipes?

  2. I love your posts!!! This one is one of my favorites. At the beginning of each year I try to focus on one thing to get better at. Some I do great all year and it becomes a habit while others - let's just say I am still working on. I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I stick with it. I am also trying to eat more healthy, so instead of a cookie everyday for lunch I have tried to just eat fruit. The first 2 weeks were tough but now I am actually feeling tons better and love knowing that I am in control of my body. Why do things that taste so amazing have to be bad for us?
    Jen C

  3. Awesome! I am trying to do this too. I am going to the gym. I still find it hard to GO to the gym, but then when I am finished my workout I feel good. I try and eat healthy too. But those cravings get to you thats for sure. (Mine are chips)

  4. I feel ya. I need to start drinking water, haha.

  5. Where did you get that skirt? it is so darling!


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