Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why try to become healthy and fit and stay healthy and fit!

Back in 2004, I was 20 lbs heavier and I couldn't run 100 m to save my life!

One day, as I was playing swords outside with my young boys, I realized that, if one day I had to grab my youngest son in my arms, hold my older son by the hand and start running for our lives, we'd be dead!!!

That's when I decided to take my health into my own hands and started eating healthier and exercising.

The eating better was not too hard because my mother taught us right, but the exercising was going to be a challenge. I wondered what could I do that would make me happy and that would push my limits.

Running.

Yes, I loved running but....I was so fat and had not stamina, or so I thought. For when I started running, it didn't take long for me to start seeing results!

First, I started running on the track. I didn't like the treadmill. On the track, I could actually see that I could run longer and faster every week.
Then I started doing Tae kwondo with my boys. No, I didnt earn any belts because I did it only for the strengthening and the stretching that it provided.
Finally, a few times a week, I did a bit of weight lifting, focusding on my arms (remember about me carrying my youngest son?) and my core.

The results were astonishing!

After six months, I had lost 20 lbs of fat, had gain lean muscle and, most importantly, could run 5k without being out of breath!

Since then, I gained just a few lbs but I can still run a 5k and have a strong core.

So, next time you tell yourself you need to get healthy and fit, If doing for your own good Is not motivating enough, do it for your kids, or for the persons you love and care for.

Just sayin'...

Loulou!

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