If your dog is fat….

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The saying goes, “If your dog is fat, neither of you are getting enough exercise.”

Deep breath.

Here goes…

My dog has gotten chunky lately…

And neither of us have been getting enough exercise.

In fact, I am 36 years old, 5’8” tall, and I currently weigh 200 pounds.

Ouch.

{Oh my gosh. I’ve gotta be honest…writing that was more painful than I anticipated. Quite frankly, it’s taking all the self-control I have not to delete it.}

But I can’t avoid the facts. And I don’t want to remain like this any longer.

I want the words “healthy” “balanced” and “joyful” to describe me again. I want the inner raging battle settled. I need peace with this skin I’m in. So, what if I put this out there, what if I commit to finding a healthy balance again?

Truthfully, it scares me to death.

What if I fail? What if I quit?

Heaven knows I’ve failed and quit a hundred times before now.

So why is this time different?

I’ll tell you why.

I was created for more than this, by a Creator who has given me all the means necessary to stand firm against the temptations of this world.

And if you wanna get really personal…here are a few things that swirl around in this mind of mine……I want to look at a picture of myself and not wonder if my cheeks look that fat in real life. I want to go shopping and not hope the XL fits. And finally, when that darling man of mine wraps his arm around my waist, I don’t want to cringe because of the muffin top exploding over the sides of my pants.

So here goes.

This is my journey.

You’re more than welcome to tag along.

Who knows what we’ll discover along the way.

{Maybe your dog needs more exercise too.}

Day 1: Walked Lucy 1.8 miles in 30 minutes.

 

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3 responses »

  1. I hope it’s ok to leave a funny comment. I’ve never been on this before.
    My weight is way back up for a variety of reasons, ie: eating too much (junk) & not moving much beyond taking puppy to potty. I yo-yo like this all my life so far. I know what I *need* to do.
    That said, here’s my issue: As mentioned above I have a little puppy. She’s registered as “tiny”, but at 6mo she’s already hit 5lb. That’s surprisingly bigger than I thought it’d be. I want a tiny puppy. I’ve told her repeatedly that she can get fatter, just not taller or longer. Any thoughts how I can keep her where I want her w/o starving her? (This is supposed to be the funny part^^^) I’d never ever hurt her.
    ** Please take this lightly (as it’s intended) as a little joke.

    • You crack me up, sweet woman. I totally get it.
      Stick around…I’m about to post a plan o’ action.
      You have everything you need within you to do this.
      Including the dog. 😉

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