A healthy family begins with mom.
Monday, July 01, 2013
How does a healthy family begin was the question I finally asked myself. Well the answer was simple it begins with mom. As the mother of three kids of varying ages I noticed that each our a reflection of me. My oldest son who will be 12 finds every excuse for not exercising which has be my mode of operation for years. My middle son exercises all the time but worries about become overweight. Then there is my youngest daughter who is active but easily gives up. This is a real reality check for me. What kind of self-image am I creating for my kids. How many times have the heard me comment on how fat I am or how ugly I feel because I have terrible acne rosacea. Just hearing my kids say things that they have heard me say was enough to get me focused to change my own views of my self-image. I realized that years ago I just gave up trying to truly be healthy. I just maintain to stay below the levels of becoming diabetic. How long have I let frustration and depression over my rosacea hold me back from making true changes. No longer can I just let my kids gain a poor self-image because I have one. True change needs to include a change in my own heart about my self. As this journey begins I need to set realistic achievable goals for myself. In the past I would set the bar high and get deflated when the progress was slow. This journey will not be one of just nutrition and exercise but also one of spiritual importance as well. To be truly healthy I need to reignite my walk with the Lord. To find my self worth in him. The goals I set today will be challenging but manageable with the help of my loving and supportive husband.
Goals for to day -
To open my Bible daily and read at least one verse a day.
To follow at least a snack and 1 meal a day on the food tracker.
To exercise at least 30 minutes a day even if it is broken into 10 minute segments.
Starting weight 176 goal to tone entire body and get to a healthier weight. Long term goal complete a sprint triathlon.