What Motivates You to be Healthy?

I could say I’d like to fit in my old jeans this year or I want to look better in a swimsuit this summer, but it’s this picture of my family that is the true motivation.

A couple of years ago my health was at an all time low. I had gained 30 pounds from my two pregnancies and found out I had two degenerated disks in my lower back. It was a very dark time in my life. I wasn’t able to keep my house together, play with my daughters, go to the gym or do any sort of exercise. My relationship with my husband was suffering because he was doing EVERYTHING.  I wasn’t sleeping well and frankly I was a complete mess.  For the first time ever I realized what losing your health does to your life, it erodes it slowly. I asked God for his help and vowed that when I get my health back I would never take it for granted and I would never let it slip away again.

I’m an older Mom and I want to be there someday to see my girls walk down the aisle and God willing meet my future grandchildren. Now, if they wait til’ they’re 40 to get married like their Mommy did, I’ll be 80 years old by the time that happens! So keeping my health in check is a necessity if I want to reach all those amazing family milestones.