Thursday, February 03, 2011
my daughter came up to me yesterday as I was getting ready to do my excising yesterday and asked me why I was exercising. I told her that we need to exercise to help us become more healthy and to help us lose weight. She then asked what it meant to lose weight so i told her that by losing weight it would make me skinny. She thinks for a sec then says Oh! Like grandma!! I said yes. like grandma. she said ok and walked off. I started my workout video and a couple of minutes later I look over to see my daughter looking at me with this expectant look on her face so I asked her what she needed. She says Mom! your getting skinny! I said not yet because it will take along time for me to get skinny. Her face fell and she said "oh.." and walked off.
Apparently she thought that I would get skinny immediately. It was a nice thought before I started having disturbing images of me being skinny and then when I missed a day of exercising instantly gaining 50+ pounds. No thank you. I think I would much rather to it slowly and be sure that I am healthier and have my life in control and to know if I do have to miss one day I am not going to gain massive amounts of weight in a matter of hours. This conversation made me determined more than ever to lose the weight. I just remind myself everyday that This will take time and effort but in the end it will be worth it. I CAN DO THIS!!