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Why I Work Out…..a Love Letter to My Body

May 24, 2019 in Lifestyle - No Comments

I went for a workout yesterday.
Not because I hate my body.
Not because I “ate” bad things.
Not because I “need” to lose weight.
Not because I felt “fat” and “ugly.”
Not because I was worried about the calories I ate that day.
Not because swim suit season is coming up and I have to have a “bikini body.”

Not for any of those reasons.
I went because it makes me feel good.
I went because my body loves it when I work out.
I went because I sleep better, have more energy, and combat my depression when I work out.
I went because my diabetes is more controlled when I’m active. I went because I don’t want to let my diabetes stop me from reaching my goals.
I went because I love feeling strong. Fierce.  Powerful.
I went because I want to model a healthy lifestyle for my daughter.

I went because I want her to see that mama takes care of her health and makes it a priority.

I went because I want her to understand that her worth is not equated to her jean size. Neither should her mood be.

I went because she inspires me to try new things, to celebrate what my body CAN do, and to never give up when it gets hard.

 
I went because 10 years ago I had horrible body image and I never want to go back to that mindset.

I went because 10 years ago I couldn’t look in the mirror without hateful things coming to mind.
I went because I love how my husband loves the way I carry myself after a workout.

I went because I love that he calls me strong and I want to live a long and healthy live with him.
I don’t work out any longer because of negative motivators.

I work out because it makes me feel strong, happy, healthy, and ALIVE.

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Jaime

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More

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