Nov 3, 2008

This is my pledge to ME!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess

I found this picture on my computer after Nae was using it. She put it on her myspace page and I couldn't be more proud of her!

I have never made a secret of the fact that I have had issues and sometimes still do with my weight. How
ever, I am ALWAYS using it as a lesson. Not just with her, but with everyone that knows me. I don't diet, I don't go for jogs or walks to lose weight. I do it to stay healthy and BE healthier.

I realize that my body has changed since I've had children and gotten older. It happens. I will NEVER be 100 pounds again. If for some reason I am, it will be because I am sick and not because I want to be that weight. 100 pounds might be the "right" weight for my height, but I don't like it. I would much rather be curvy then have my bones stick out of my body.

So my pledge to myself is to go for a walk or a jog every day, but NOT to lose weight. It is to make myself feel better. When I come back from a run, I feel energized, I feel good, I feel less stressed. All of these things are GOOD things. If my legs get tones in the process and my tummy gets smaller, then that's an added bonus. I am doing this to feel better mentally, feeling better physically is a good thing, but not my sole goal.

I hope to be a role model, not only to my daughter, but to my friends who are unhealthy but choose to do nothing about it. Maybe, JUST maybe they will see me go every day and be inspired to be active. Not because they think they need to lose weight, but because it WILL make them feel better about themselves. And, I am ALL for feeling good about yourself!

Today is day one, I can AND will do this!

5 friends have commented:

honeywine on November 3, 2008 at 10:14 AM said...

That's a great way to be about it. I try to do the same thing even though I'm WAY over 100...well over 200 lbs.

Mischief Maker on November 3, 2008 at 11:46 AM said...

Well timed post for me! I was just lamenting my "mom gut." Sigh.

Topcat on November 4, 2008 at 4:23 PM said...

Oh, sweets ..... I just read your last few posts. Your mum is BEAUTIFUL. So, so beautiful. And so young. Good on you for the cake, and celebrating with your kids. XO


Now, as for the weight thing, I totally agree. I've been doing long walks too ... it helps me not be so utterly angry!!!

Mwah! xoxoxo

Mama Bear on November 5, 2008 at 1:08 PM said...

what a great way to think about it! Thanks for this post!

MsPrufrock on November 6, 2008 at 9:31 AM said...

I think it's horrible that somewhere along the way we thought exercise should be about looking better rather than feeling better.

I run for both reasons, but the uniting issue is that I want to feel better about myself, and if I become hotter looking in the process, bonus!

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