Friday, May 13, 2011
Over the course of my days of having some sense of awareness about health and what healthy means, what has lit up my spark has varied.
When I was in my teens, it was wanting to fit in.
When my engagement broke up, it was not wanting to be 'that girl' anymore and showing my ex what he was missing (even if I didn't want him back!).
When I had a miscarriage, it was about getting to that goal just so I could be pregnant again.
When my miracles were 4, it was about silencing the 'jiggly butt' commentary from my 9 yr old.
Finally...I was over it. The fighter in me was on. For good. For keeps. No turning back. Game on.
My twins could get away from me in a heartbeat. I had to be capable of jumping to my feet and hauling tail without batting an eyelash if need be so they were safe and happy. I'm essentially a single parent Thursday - Sunday. I needed to be at my best for so many reasons. If I was going to tell my kids about healthy choices, then I needed to make those healthy choices too. Walk the walk.
Over the course of this 'done girl' journey, I have been surprised at what inspires me. Of course...my kids inspire me. I do what I do, ultimately, to be my best for them and to be my best for them. But have you done something and just felt a sense of accomplishment? Did it make you want to do it again because it was just that fun? I know that would be me.
Yes, words and stories of acquaintainces have fired me up. But who moved the scale? I did. Who crossed the finish line? I did. Who changed their clothing size? I did. Who is figuring out what works and what doesn't for this vessel? I am.
In the end...advice and inspiration can be received...but it is up to you to make it click...to make it real...to make it yours...to make it shine.
Enjoy your journey! It will be everything it is, or isn't, or different, or on fire (with sparkles even!) because of you