I used to work out a lot when I was younger. But back then, I did it for a different reason. I did it to look good and get the boys to notice me. I guess it worked as I had many suitors and I got to pick the best among them. But when I finally got married, I lost the drive to work out. What for? I already got myself a fine husband. I came up with a lot of excuses. I told myself I was too busy to work out and there were really a lot of things to be done (well, there really were!). Then I had kids and I told myself that there were better things to do like spend time with my children. But as I grew older, I could feel my body changing. It became harder for my body to metabolize and I eventually got bigger and bigger until it felt hard to move my body. It was like I became lethargic. That was when I realized the importance of working out and keeping fit. But this time, I have the right reason to do so. I am doing it because I love myself. I owe it to myself to keep my body fit so that I would feel stronger and better. I am doing it so that I can be a better wife and mother. So now, I make it a point to work out regularly and to keep myself fit. I can say that it has helped me become a better mom because I now have the energy and endurance to keep up with the activities of my children. It has helped me become a better wife because I have the strength to serve my husband everytime he needs me. And most of all, it has helped me become a better person because I am loving myself more each and every day.