Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This was a strange winter...cold but not too cold, snow ..barely..but basketball, basketball, basketball...I am so proud of my daughter..she is way cooler than I ever was at her age. I am doing my best to avoid the mistakes my parent's made when I was her age (my mom was the same age I was when she had me and I had Brenna). Until I turned around 12 I did not have any weight problems. I don't know what triggered it, but my mom did not help and by the time I was 13 I had gained alot of weight which planted the seed for my struggles since. As a parent I don't understand why my mom let me eat 2 sandwiches for lunch, etc. I want my daughter to avoid what is not necessary to experience.
and I want her to be around like minded, physically active, and competitive kids. In such a small community these will be the group she interacts with until she's grown. My exhusband has accused me of forcing the kids to do things for my sake i.e. play soccer since I did..but in this case he's correct, but not for the right reason...it felt good to tell him that Brenna likes basketball better than soccer (my sport) and leave him scratching his head because she wants to do it and is good at it too.
She's decided to not be on a spring sports team and it will give me a break to get some more me time..and when I can that will include her..biking, shooting baskets, etc..spring has sprung and I feel new life and energy all around me and I'm enjoying this part of my journey to a healthier me and making healthier choices for my family.