Choose Your Hard


So a few of you may know that my Mom is on a fantastic weight loss & fitness journey, and she is continually my inspiration for the dedication to make the small choices that add up to big results throughout the process. I don’t think she’ll mind me sharing that she is down 66.9# and counting, simply by doing manageable lifestyle changes that include eating less & moving more. She has also been doing my PiYo/Running Challenge for the past month to switch things up!

At any rate, she writes a weekly email to me and my sisters and a few close friends to help keep herself accountable, and I so look forward to reading her words each week about her journey. Last summer she had a week where she had simply maintained instead of losing, and she was a bit frustrated with the process. One of my sisters had this to say in response, and it has stuck with me ever since:

I look forward to and am honored to share in your journey. Losing weight is hard. Being overweight is hard. Maintaining weight is hard. Choose your hard!! 🙂


As I’ve been dedicating myself more and more to this journey to being the healthiest, hottest, happiest version of myself, I find myself continually returning to these words and finding more and more resolve and dedication from deep within my soul. Thanks for the inspiration, sis!


  1. Oh, I love this! Thanks for sharing, Josey. You inspire me every single day!

  2. mcmissis · · Reply

    Did the coach sister write this? It sounds like a coach thing 🙂 It’s perfect! And way to go, Stella and Harvey’s grandma!

    1. Ha, it does sound like something Audrey would say, but no, it was Augusta, my sister who is a nurse who just had the baby last week!

  3. Love this!
    I also like the quote “nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!”
    I just hit my goal weight (down 18#)! And it feels so good!!!! Now just to maintain.
    good luck to you!!!!!

    1. Good for you! Congrats! I live that quote too… A favorite!

  4. Love this. I need to choose a new hard now that vacation is over. I want to start 2016 off on a great foot, rather than feeling like I desperately need a New Year’s Resolution, you know? I’d love for my resolution to be something like, “Keep up the good work!”

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