The Best Gift
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hi all! I have my Weight Watchers weigh-in today. I can tell based on my scale at home that I will be the same today. I can live with that! :) I am going to kill it on the scale next week. I am uber pumped up and motivated to reach my goal for my son!
I know yesterday I mentioned how I would love to reach my goal by my son's birthday for symbolic reasons. A dear, wise spark friend (Jessica) pointed out to me that the best gift that I can give my son is a healthy mom. I had never really thought about it exactly like that, and it is just so true. The decisions that I make for my own health, directly impact him and who he will become. If I sat on the couch all day, didn't do anything, didn't set and achieve goals for myself, didn't eat healthy, and on and on.... where would he learn to do those thing? I would be setting him up to fail. I wouldn't be teaching him to love himself, to set goals to strive for what he wants, to learn to make healthy choices, to care about his health and the health of those around him, I could go on and on. When I think about it that way, it really drives home the purpose and the motivation for what I am doing. I am not going to say that this entire journey is solely for him. There are of course other motivations and personal benefits to reaching my goal and getting healthy, but my son is the most important thing in my life. He depends on me and my husband to teach him and to set the example for him.
I have to do this and succeed, so that I can show him that you can do anything you set your mind to. Nothing is out of reach! I am ready to kill it over the next 11 weeks, and truly be the mom he deserves come time for his party! :)
Thanks to all for your support!