Sunday, January 19, 2014

#Fitness and #Weightloss Inspiration From An Unlikely Source! #TomArnold

Last night, I was sitting on the couch watching TV. Stuffing garlic bread in my face because I was in a bad mood. I have been following the DASH diet for about two weeks now, walking my three miles a day. I've been trying so hard to do the right thing, to keep going, even when I don't want to. I was watching some show, Extra! or Access Hollywood, or some random crap like that that I love. And, they're doing a piece about Tom Arnold. So, apparently he's lost 90 pounds in nine months. Holy crap. So, I watch it to see what his deal is. And, believe it or not, crazy as it sounds, I have been really inspired by Tom Arnold. 
Photo Source: People Magazine 
It wasn't so much that he has lost the weight, it was his reason for doing so. He says that he did it for his son, Jax, who was born in April. He says that he decided that he could no longer eat like a jerk, and that his son deserved better. This really struck a cord with me. I am only 27 years old, but with my heart issues and my blood pressure issues and my family history, should I really be pushing it? My mom died when I was 14, my dad when I was 18. And, no matter how strong it made me, or how much it taught me, losing my parents when I was so young was really, well... shitty. And, what Tom Arnold said really got me thinking (Oh my God, I can't believe I am typing those words.). 

Do I really love buffalo wings more than my kids? Am I really going to choose to be a fat ass instead of sucking it up and making a change? Tom said in the interview "I am the only dad this kid's got." And that's true. I am their only mama. And I owe it to them to really try. To really make this work and to really be here for them. So, yeah. Resetting. No more garlic bread depression moments. I'm really going to do this. Really, I swear. So yeah, thanks to Tom Arnold for the inspiration. And I am really going to try harder. And I am going to get healthy. If not for me, for the boys. Because they deserve a mom whose going to be here. Sigh. Diet, take two. Starting tomorrow. 

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