Even though I missed posting this to my blog yesterday I still wanted to say something about purpose.
I had an anonymous comment on a previous post ask me what my purpose was for doing the Insanity workout program. I've given this a lot of thought over the last few days, and now I feel like I have an answer.
Having a muscular and healthy body is always great. I've been blessed with pretty good health and whatever I have done physically usually workout well for me...I ran track in high school, played soccer for a while and baseball.
I was raised as a vegetarian and understood the health benefits of eating well, but I decided to experience more food out there and have not been a strict vegetarian for years.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group who were participating in a local program called CHIP (Cardiac Health Improvement Program). These people had been given the ultimatum: get better or get worse. All of them had decided, and paid, to change their lifestyle. They become more active and change dietary habits. I thought this was incredible. These people, making a difference in their lives, were very inspiring. I never had to do anything like they were doing...I took my health and habits for-granted. Recently, though this my sound cheesy, I have found The Biggest Loser inspiring. People deciding to change their lives for the better.
So here I am...trying my first steps in making a difference in my own life. Taking the time to improve my body and hopefully my lifestyle - for the better!
At the end of my 60 days I also hope to have a plan to give back and pay it forward. More to come on that.
I hope that gives idea of my purpose. I like the idea of being in great shape and what I can do with a stronger body, but I have been inspired to make a change for myself. Thanks to all those who have helped me get this far and inspire me to continue.