Grab a Button and Link Up
Even worse than being heavier than I know I could be is knowing just how fit I used to be.
There was that time I ran the Disney Tower of Terror Ten Miler with my cousins
There was that one time I did the Mudderella with a couple of my then-teammates.
And there was also that time I did a Tough Mudder with my boyfriend.
When Casey and I first started dating, I was doing pushups with a plate on my back. Now I can’t even do as many push ups as I used to. The most frustrating thing, even more than seeing ugly numbers on the scale, is knowing that I’ve lost ability- that I used to be able to do something and now I can’t.
So this is my motivation- I want to be able to do those things again. I want to be able to do the push ups and the almost pull ups! Now with Casey gone, I know that I can channel the time I usually spend on us into writing him cute letters and working out more. If he’s in RTAC and Ranger school for a total of 75 days, think I could do one more push up a day and end up with 75 push ups? Sounds like a goal!
I was emailing Anna, my co-host, earlier this week talking about all the things we both have going on. She just moved, wrote an ebook, and is planning a wedding! I, on the other hand, am moving to a new city, starting a new job, finding a new church, and trying to balance everything else going on.
Life can get busy, and that’s okay. What’s important, though, is to push back!
I want to be able to lift more. I want to be able to push more and pull more. I want to be stronger. I want to be better. And I want to be fit for me.
Make sure to hop over to my other co-hosts and read about Anna’s motivation and Angie’s motivation too! In two weeks (September 3), we’ll be talking about our current workout routines!
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.