Inspired By My Daughter
Monday, June 28, 2010
I have been wandering in the wilderness for far too long. I feel like I have been like Moses...wandering around...knowing what I need to do...but revolting...and finally standing up and taking responsibility.
My daughter, on the other hand, has started exercising and watching what she eats (again) and is making real strides in getting back on track and losing weight (Robert is being told he may be transferred to Miami...and Emily says she won't be able to stand the heat with her extra weight). Good incentive to get started back on track, right? She stole my Jillian Michaels workout Wii tape (that she gave me for Christmas) and has been doing that for the last week. She has also started tracking what she eats and making a concerted effort to stay away from "the bad stuff". Good for her!!! She will call me and tell me about her workout and how Bailey tries to "exercise" too...Bailey's new phrase is "Mommy dyin'!!!" because she hears Emily say "Oh, Lord...I'm dying!!" after her workouts. Ha!
Emily has inspired me to get back on my path to healthy living. It's not hard. I have all the tools. And, I've done it before! I simply got lazy. So sad. I let everything else get in the way. I used excuses to look the other way...and when I looked back...POOF! I had gained 28 of the 38 pounds I had lost. I sat on the couch instead of getting out and walking. I watched a movie instead of putting an exercise or Yoga DVD in and getting in my cardio. I ate cookies and ice cream instead of salads and fruit. All the things I knew I wasn't suppose to do...I DID! That is the worst part of all...I knew better!
Well, today is a new day! I'm gonna put my big girl panties back on and get back to basics. Tracking my food...tracking my exercise...getting my eight glasses of water. All the things I was doing before...and feeling so good! Thank you, Emily, for inspiring me and putting the fire back in my gut!