Stay fit with Jenny on the Spot for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card from Crystal Light Pure Fitness!

 

Hi, I'm Jenny, from Jenny on the Spot.  For the next 8 weeks I'll be here on BlogHer.com sharing my tips on how you can stay fit along with the bloggers below.

For a chance to win $1,000 share your motivation tips in the comments below. Don't forget to keep on checking back for other tips and more chances to win!

You can also join these bloggers below on their fitness journey. They're also giving away $100 each!

Still Hates Pickles, Suburban Scrawl, Homeslice, and The Happy Runner 

Why Do You Stay Fit?

I stay fit because I never want to go back. Ever.

*Been there, done that*... for 20 years... and I am much happier here.

This question actually evokes a surprising amount of emotion. I would say my struggle with weight began around second grade. I don't remember a moment in my childhood after that time where food wasn't an issue. Dieting, food focus, sneaking treats... a certain level of hoarding. I would wake-up thinking about food, and go to sleep thinking about food -- for yeeeears.

It has only been since AFTER having kids I have earned a weight and fitness level I am finally pretty happy with -- but darn those *last ten pounds*! To be totally honest, if I never lose that last 10... I'm cool. I will never be a thin girl, but I am a healthy girl.

Over the years I tried SO many things, and failed. I was sad, uncomfortable and insecure. I spent my young years... 20 of them, hating me. Hating the fact I could not seem to get a grip and control my own life. But one day... I had my *light bulb moment*.

It has been consistent effort to maintain the fitness level I feel is right for me. Some seasons of life are harder than others. But I make the effort to maintain my current state of fitness because I need this. My family needs it. I have more energy. I am happier and more comfortable in my own skin. I feel more confident and capable. I love that my children see me working to be healthy... that this concept of exercise and making healthy eating choices will not be new and foreign to them. I make the efforts to stay fit for my children. I hope my efforts are a healthy example to them. I want their childhood and young adulthood to be joy-filled... not memories filled with food struggles and shame.

This post totally made me cry. 10 years ago I NEVER would have dreamed I'd be sharing my own fitness success story... Wow. Just, wow.

How about you? Why do you stay fit? Have you had a "light bulb moment" that changed your fitness direction? Let me know in the comments below for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card! Don't forget to check back for my next post on July 12th for another chance to win!

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Check out my last post about how I stay motivated here!

Check out last week's posts from our bloggers here:

Life in ChicagoStirrup QueensBritt's BeatStop, Drop and Blogand Slice of Pink

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