I was invited to join another awesome link-up hosted by Jessica Joy @ TheFitSwitch!
I recently started following her on Instagram after seeing some of her posts for the Active Living Challenge. (Which she won by the way!!) Her posts are very unique and I love how her positive attitude radiates through her blog and social media sites!
This link-up is co-hosted by Nicole @ TheFitPepper! I'm looking forward to all the new friends I'll be making through this awesome fitness link-up! This week's topic: Being Fit Means...
The other night I was thinking about what to write for this post. I mean, I can only say "I run to keep my depression in check" so many times before my readers start rolling their eyes and move on.
|Just a little excited about Soccer|
|Feelin' pretty good after a great game|
After the game, Kate and I went to Wal-Mart with my mother in law to buy some gifts for a cousin's birthday party. We rushed back to her place, stuffed the gifts in some gift bags, scarfed some lunch, washed stamps off of Kate's arms, fixed her hair for the millionth time, and hand washed her shirt that ended up having pink stamp all over it. Daniel was still in his soccer attire and decided he wanted to go to the party. Um, walking in cleats all day is not a good idea. We had to drive all the way across town to my house which is about a 20 min drive, grab his shoes then head to the party. We ended up being late to the party but there were no hurt feelings so we're all good. The kids had such a great time at the party, Bella loved her gifts and we all went home happy. But tired. Oh so tired!
So what am I getting at? I realized I am so thankful that I am no longer 50+ lbs over weight! If I was, I wouldn't have been able to keep up with my kids on a day like this! Yes I was tired, but it was at the END of the day. Not during the day. I love being active because it means I get to spend more quality time with my kids, instead of watching them from a seated position. I no longer get out of breath going on walks with my kids and no longer have an excuse not to run around the yard with them. Being fit means being involved in my kids' lives. Not just present. It means living, not just existing. Being fit means making memories with my children and I wouldn't change that for the world.
Ok, I'm done getting all sappy on ya! Now head on over to the other amazing blogs involved in the link-up!
Click on one of the host's sites for all the info and how to join us every Tuesday! (There are two lists so be sure to check out both! Next week there will be a one stop shop for all the links!)
Thanks for stopping by! But before you go, What does being fit mean to you?