Friday, January 10, 2014

I Dare You to Share!

If you've started on a weight loss or fitness journey what was your motivation?  Did you have a light bulb moment?  Was there a long build up before making the the final decision to start something?  What is it that keeps you going?

My light bulb moment came when Aid was about 3.  We went to the playground to play.  Suddenly Aid took off across the open field.  "Come get me mama!"  "Ugh, not chase," I thought.  I really just wanted him to play on the playground equipment while I watched him.  "But mama!!! I want to play with you! Come get me!!"  So I ran out after him.  I lasted exactly 2 minutes and I never even got close to catching him.  My 3 year old.

It was unacceptable to me.  My kid wanted me to play with him and I couldn't do it.  I made a commitment to start exercising.  And I did.  Mike asked me what my motivation was and I relayed this story to him.  As you know, there have been highs and lows in this journey.  But throughout the entire way I remembered how it felt not to be able to play tag with my kid. And even in my darkest moments of self doubt I have told myself that I will not go backwards.  This time I will not quit on myself. 

It's a New Year peeps!!  It's never too late to start making healthy changes in your life!  And if you've started and quit, there's no shame in starting again.  So what's your goal? Or motivation? I'd love to hear your story.  We all inspire and help each other, even when we don't realize we're doing it.  Feel free to leave a comment below (or on facebook)! It sincerely helps me to realize I am not alone in all of this!

Keep on, keeping on!


  1. I think you are awesome Kar. You have been inspiring to me on your journey and how hard you work. I thought you should know...

  2. Karen--I just came across your blog via today's post/link on FB...and I'm feeling the little murmurings of inspiration...I absolutely need something to inspire me, as I've seriously GOT to do something to increase my stamina & strength if I want to live healthier & longer!

  3. You are one tough cookie Lisa. You have already won your own battles. If there is anyone who can do what they need to do in any situation it's you! xo