This is sponsored content from BlogHer and Crystal Light Pure Fitness.This question gave me pause. Why do I stay fit? It's obviously partially vanity--I'm trying to remain active in order to fight the weight that seems to creep on year after year. I try to remain healthy for Josh and the kids--I owe it to them. I'm conscious of how many health problems are rooted in a lack of exercise, so I run in order to keep healthy, as well as eat right and drink a lot of water.
When I returned to running this past winter, I could finally fall asleep again at night. And I find that on the days when I don't run, I stay up well past my bedtime, often with the lights out but sleep still far away. I need to stay fit in order to not drive myself crazy and it turn, drive everyone else crazy from my sleepless grumpiness.
It all fits together--eating right (and for me, a big thing hasn't been the right foods, but instead, the right amount), and drinking a lot of water and iced tea and Crystal Light Pure Fitness, and exercising daily. And the reward is a release of tension, setting aside all of my worries, and drifting into sleep at the end of the day.
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