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!
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    Great attitude!
    2247 days ago

    It really is true that actions speak louder than words. What your son grows up seeing as your relationship with food and fitness is going to have the biggest effect on his future health.

    2248 days ago
    What a great perspective on your goals. Sometimes I get caught up in the numbers on the scale - but how right you are about all the other, more important reasons why we are on this journey!
    2248 days ago
    So true. I won't be down on myself if I don't reach it, but I still plan to do everything I can to get there! I definitely feel like I have already won! I can't complain about 95 pounds being GONE!
    2248 days ago
    That friend is a wise lady! Hahaha! Keep in mind that if for some reason you don't hit the exact number on his birthday that you've already won. You know exactly who you want to be and who you will be for him and your husband for that matter. You're right- nothing is out of reach! You're amazing xoxo
    2249 days ago
    Good luck with ALL your goals!!! I love your background picture, what a little cutie!

    Have a wonderful day and week!
    2249 days ago
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