What’s your passion?

This weekend, we spent the day at the Wings Over Waukegan Air Show and had a great time. Correction: I had a great time. My husband, per his Facebook post,had one of the top 10 days of his life thus far.

As you might guess, he has an absolute passion for aviation. I think it’s so cool to see his pure joy when he’s around planes and has the chance to fly. But I also can’t help but get a little jealous. I’m not sure there’s anything in the world that I LOVE as much as he loves this one thing (except my family, of course).

The good news is that I love a whole lot of things. I love to read, to travel, to spend time with friends, to scrapbook, to shop for home decorating stuff, to go on road trips…I just don’t have one major thing that I LOVE above all others.

But I also think I’m lucky that almost anything makes me happy, as long as I’m with my friends and family. I can have a great time doing just about anything. And I LOVE my life.

Thinking about that made me realize that I have a passion for my life and the people in it–and I want to be around them as long as humanly possible. So why not make my new passion my health and doing everything I can to live my life as long as possible?

I had a whole lot of fun this weekend–an air show, an apple orchard, a delicious lakeside Mexican restaurant–but it included a lot more food than it did exercise. I want my passion to be fitness and activity and good foods that will let me live as fully and as healthily as I can.

Orchard 2010:

Orchard 2011:

Is it possible to “force” a passion? I don’t know. But I’m going to try!



About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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