Unselfishly Choosing Myself and My Health

I’ve made it a goal this year to get fit. Why? I think  I’m hilarious. My favorite thing about myself is that I can crack myself up in minutes and laugh about it for days. So what does that have to do with getting fit? Honestly, I’m not always a fan of my body. My body doesn’t make me feel the same way I do when I crack a really good joke.

The Why

The thing about my body though, is it’s what sustains my life. God’s given me one chance (well let’s be real He gave me a really good guardian angel so my clumsy self can get a few more than one) to live a really awesome life. I’ve spent ~23 years avoiding healthy foods, the gym, and really anything else that’s good for me because I didn’t like it. Yeah, that makes sense, I hate the gym and it makes me anxious, so why should I go? Well, I should probably go so I don’t get out of breath when I run up the stairs. I really don’t like salads and make I gross salad face when I eat them, so I haven’t eaten them. Well, they’re full of antioxidants that help me from getting sick, and they help make eating chips slightly more healthy.


The thing about being healthy for me has always been out of pure laziness and snacks taste better than veggies. It’s easier to grab takeout or fast food on my way home from work than it is to cook a healthy meal for one when I get home. It’s easier to heat up some chicken nuggets in the microwave then it is to bake some chicken. It’s easier to eat like crap. 

Acceptance & The Test Group

So to get myself to the gym I pay for I followed some fitness blogger, @DaniPowerYoga to be exact, and she kept posting about this test group. So in a spur of the moment decision, I decided to join. It’s day 12 and honestly, I’m already tired of it but I’m pushing through to day 80. This test

It’s not easy, there are a LOT of rules. I would be lying if I said I was going to follow all of them. I won’t. I’m trying to make myself live a healthier life and I’ve come to the realization that if I only eat what I’m told to for these 80+ days I’m going to go crazy binge eating when I’m done.

So I’m trying my best. I’m getting fit. I’m hopefully going to lose some weight and go on a vacation and feel great in a bikini after this.

4 thoughts on “Unselfishly Choosing Myself and My Health

  1. Alex January 28, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Love this and you! Even if the day-to-day is hard and monotonous sometimes, setting goals and achieving them is always motivating :-)

    • Mary January 28, 2018 / 8:04 pm


  2. Katie January 29, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Yeah, I’m trying to be healthier, but it is so hard. I’ve also got some potential health issues I haven’t written about yet that makes a lot of different work outs not good for me. I applaud you. I want so desperately to be healthier, but I just don’t think I could do a strict thing like that. I worry it would make me obsessive and that it wouldn’t be good for my mental health. I’d love to hear more about the specifics of what you’re doing and how it’s working for you!!!

    • Mary January 29, 2018 / 10:00 am

      The first few days I felt extremely obsessive so I took a step back because I know how that could escalate for me- OCD for the win haha. I’m taking it one day at a time and making sure I’m not too hard on myself. The main thing I’m trying to stick to is the workouts because that’s more so the habit I think I need to develop.

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