I was browsing Pinterest…as I do…and I came across this quote. This could not be more spot on if it tried. Food can really change everything, there are foods out there that can make you feel depressed, unhappy, groggy, heavy, fat and so on. I think its because of all the crap that is put in foods these days..but I digress. I was recently told by several doctors that I suffer from IBS…which now completely makes sense with how food has affected me soo badly for the past 3 and a half years. Something that I have noticed about myself that maybe you notice as well about yourself is that if I eat like complete crap I really have no desire to go workout. Then once you keep eating terribly you end up replacing your ‘antidepressant’ with food instead of something healthy like going for a walk or a bike ride. It then spirals out of control and all of a sudden you see yourself in the mirror and think ‘where did that extra weight come from?’ It SUCKS! I have been there and I am working on getting out of that mode now. I hate how I am if I don’t workout or eat healthy, I am depressed, not nice and I cry alot. I can tell you that my husband really hates to see me in these depressions because he loves me and wants nothing more than for me to be happy and it just makes him sad when I am not. I have battled a mild case of depression over the years and have learned that if I don’t workout I can spiral into a depression filled world. And seriously…who on earth wants to live that way? Don’t you want to be happy not only with yourself but with others? I know I do!
So THIS is why I am doing this challenge of the Century Ride and the Marathon. I need to jump start my life and find my happiness. For me, exercising is a big part of me being happy and I am sure most people feel the same way which is why I want to share my journey, the good, the bad and the ugly. All of It.
I hope that you find this blog helpful and encouraging! I will be planning to post everything that I am doing, not just working out or eating healthy.
And to make you smile …. here is a picture of my awesome greyhound Ace! I am sure he will be on here alot 🙂