This is my third time around this mountain. It's tough to feel the high of success and the low of letting myself fall back into old and destructive routines that get me no where but depressed and several jean sizes larger. So I am back to having a closet full of clothes that are too small and a feeling in my gut that is... too large.
I have a daughter who is one year old. I really struggled with the postpartum period after her birth and found myself really questioning why I want to be thin and healthy. The reality of a little person looking to me as a role model is both overwhelming and inspiring. However, at the end of the day I want my daughter to see herself as strong and empowered, so I need to work on seeing myself that way as well.
Why I want to get in shape
~I am too intelligent to look stupid
~I should be physically accountable for the one life I am allowed to live
~The comfort of food and lethargy is fleeting. Period.
~I am worth it. I am worth the energy gained, the shame lost; I am worth the years gained and every single pound lost. I am worth the health I will pass onto others and the example that I make of myself.
~To be the best me I can be for myself, my husband, my daughter, my students, my community.
I AM WORTH IT
- My daughter--I want to be able to be active in her life and a good role model.
- My husband--the love of my life who is diabetic.
- The guy who finishes the race just seconds before me.
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