I guess this is kind of a rant/revelation. Recently people have been telling me that I take better care of Henny than I do myself. I know this is true, and I openly admit it. It's kind of weird to say the least. I worry and fret about his diet while I'm sitting on the couch eating some chocolate. Yeah. I think that if I took as good of care of myself as I did Henny, I would be in amazing shape. Like sexy bombshell shape. So why don't I? I guess a lack of self-motivation. It's so easy when someone else is constricting your diet and making you work out. But only I have my self-control to blame when I decide an extra slice of bread won't hurt.
I carefully balance Henny's diet, when I don't give a flip what I eat. I make sure he doesn't get too many treats, when I like to snack all the time. I ensure he gets daily exercise while I'm there with hand walking and trotting, but I sit behind a desk all day. I've made small improvements though. I love fruits and vegetables, so I try to eat as much as I can. I will substitute a sweet tooth craving with an apple or an orange. I bike down to feed Henny 3-5 times a week, but that should be bumped up to every day. With the stinky weather and it being freezing outside, I find little motivation to get on that bike sometimes. I used to be able to do the splits and put my entire hands on the floor if I bent over. Now I can't even touch my fingertips. I've gained about 30 pounds over the past 4 years. I am overweight, but I'm not plus sized. I thought I weighed too much at 140 pounds, and at 175, I am feeling the effects of the weight gain.
Sooo I guess what I'm saying is, I need to get in shape! Like, seriously. I need to take care of myself like I take care of myself. I take pride on how good of shape Henny is. Why can't I take pride in how good of shape I'm in? It may seem easy, but it really is difficult to find that motivation sometimes. It's an uphill battle. But I know I can't be the only one dealing with this.
I hope this serves as some motivation for you. If you'd like to share your struggles, success stories, or other opinions, please do so! It will only encourage me that much more to truly take care of my body. /endslightrant