Exercise Why?

2 years ago.  I want to be able to do another bike marathon this summer!

2 years ago. I want to be able to do another bike marathon this summer!

Exercise is definitely not my strong point.  I am not sure what the problem is because once I get “in the mode” I really enjoy it.  Having week 2 almost behind me I just realized I only exercised 1 day this week.  What happened, where did the week go?  It’s not that I did not think about it, because I did.  I had several bike rides planned, a couple of walks and even thought about dusting off the treadmill and bowflex.  So does thinking about it burn any calories?  Seriously I know the answer to that. If thinking about it burned calories I would be one hot mama!  With this being an issue my plan this week is to focus more on exercise.  It has also made me think about my WHY.  Why am I doing this?  Why do I need to change?  Why do I want to look Fabulously hot?  Why do I want to feel better?  I have heard many people say “You need to know your why”  so I feel like I should make my why clear.

  • Because I do not want to have the doctor tell me “your obese” um..no shit!
  • Because my blood pressure medication puts me to sleep and I don’t want to take it anymore.
  • I want to bend over and tie my shoes without passing out.
  • I want to look in the mirror and be happy with my reflection.
  • I want to live my life not watch it pass by.
  • I hate the fact that my 56 year old hot Mom is in better shape than me!
  • I want to meet my future grandchildren, someday waaay in my future and be a part of their lives for long enough to annoy them 🙂
  • I want to stand out in a crowd for all of the right reasons.
  • I want to feel and look healthy.
  • I want to uncover my inner fabulousness!

This list could go on, but I think it is a good start.  Really uncovering your why is supposed to be empowering so this better make me super powerful!

Empowered Shannon



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2 responses to “Exercise Why?

  1. I love your sense of humor ” I want to bend over and tie my shoes without passing out. “. thats awesome !

    A few years ago I could run 8 miles everyday , my biggest mistake was attempting to push it to 16 ( I was preparing for a marathon ). I made it to the 15 mile mark when my shoe lace became untied and I stopped , bent down and became stuck !..I had to call the wife to come pick me up ( most embarrassing position) . because I failed at my goal I haven’t ran since that day ( I know ) .

    any way I took the liberty of veiwing your pictures ( I hope you don’t mind ) I have to say you look happy and very pretty !

    The point I wish to make is KISS ” keep it simple stupid ”
    please don’t think I ‘m calling you stupid !
    It’s a phrase I learned the hard way when I first decided I wanted a ” six pack ” . a friend told me to due only 10 sit ups a day ( declined w/ a 25 pound weight on my chest. the results were amazing , but I figured if ten was good then 100 was better !…it didn’t long to burn out and stop all together.

    the point of KISS is to keep a comfortable work out and to not push your self to burn out .

    I have just started running again yesterday and even though my mind says I can do 8 miles , my experience tells me to take it easy. I don’t care if I ever run a marathon I just want feel good about myself. 1 mile should do it !

    I wish you well……..KISS………~Dave

    • weightlosswiththefabulousfatties

      Thank you for your nice comments and advice. We really do make it all harder than it has to be. I like the KISS analogy. I have heard it before but never applied it to weightloss. I am glad to hear that you started running again. That experience could really shut you down, but look you have conquered it!

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