I can’t even tell you how much I hated this pin when I first found it while perusing Pinterest.
Exercising more and eating better are always on my list of things to do. Sometimes, I actually get around to doing them. Right now I am doing it. For the most part. I eat…less…and I’ve been doing small at home workouts almost every evening.
The thing is, when I’m struggling through the last push-ups or my legs start shaking during a wall-sit or my legs are screaming at me during lunges, I’m not thinking about other people.
I don’t want to be fit and healthy to look better than someone else.
I want to be fit and healthy to be better than myself.
My life hasn’t included enough healthy practices. I have let myself be lazy. I am in danger of serious health problems in my future if I don’t put myself back together.
So when I read that someone’s reason to be fit is to “not be remembered as the fat one”, I really feel sorry for the person who wants to change herself because of the people around her. I feel bad that she has surrounded herself with people who remember her for her weight, not for her smile or her laugh or how she made a fantastic lasagna.
I don’t want to be remembered as the fat one, or the skinny one. I want to be remembered for my writing, my friendship, my love.
And I want to be around for another fifty or so years. That’s my reason for being fit.