I work out because….

I’m going to let my pal Pinterest do most of the talking tonight. It’s the eve of my CrossFit orientation, so I’m giving myself a pep talk to remind myself of why I’m doing this and why it’s SO WORTH IT!

Without further ado:

Seriously, I’d have lasted for about 30 seconds in the arena. On a good day. (By the way, is anyone else crazy excited for the movie?)

I am also choosing to work out because:

Another reason? I really want to wear cute skirts this summer:

(Note: I’ll need to find an alternate bag. A Birkin isn’t exactly in the budget.)

I am also committing to work out because I want to travel and explore and never get tired:

And, finally, I want to have a healthy baby someday and be a healthy mom. And with the big 3-0 swiftly approaching, this is weighing on my mind more than ever:

Looking through all these reasons, it seems like a no-brainer to dedicate 45 minutes each day to work out. But it’s never quite as easy in practice, is it? When I need a reminder of why I’m doing this, I’ll revisit this post. And then I’ll get back to kicking butt so I can give Katniss a run for her fictional money.

PS: If you haven’t read Hunger Games, what are you waiting for?! Go pick it up right this instant!


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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One Response to I work out because….

  1. Rachel says:

    I used that Hunger Games pic in one of my upcoming posts too! Haha! I can’t wait for the movie! For real!
    I feel the same about everything you said. Which is why I feel even more guilty that I read this post while eating a chocolate donut with sprinkles :/

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