Yesterday, I became an official member of Health Plus Fitness Center.  I am quite excited about this, and if you know me well, you know that it’s a big deal for me to be excited about exercise.  I have tried the dieting and exercise thing many times in my life, but it was always half-heartedly.  I didn’t see results quickly enough, and so I gave up.  But, not this time.  This time I am invested.

You see, I am not getting any younger, and if I don’t start changing my life now, I won’t get any healthier either.  I have always wanted to be thin (I have always been a chunky girl), but I never really cared enough about myself to actually take the time to take care of myself.  Now I see the effects of that.

I have been thinking a lot about the things God did in my life over the past year.  In 2008, I worked on healing my mind and soul–making my insides healthy.  It was difficult and painful, but it was something I knew I had to do in order to survive and live the life God is calling me to.  Now, 2009 is the year to get my body healthy–my outsides.  It will be difficult and painful, but it is something I have to do in order to live the life God is calling me to.

I am making a life change.  I have been eating healthier for 2weeks now and have lost 10lbs.  This is huge for me, because in the past I have only been able to loose like 2-3lbs in a month.  I am invested in this, and I want to be held accountable.  I want to be healthy so that one day, when I have kids, I can run and play with them and not feel like my chest is going to explode.  I want to be able to keep up with these amazing teenagers I work with.  And, I want to feel good about myself.  This time next year I want to be training for a 5k.

I am ready to do this.  I am ready for my life to change.  It has been a long time coming.