I cannot deny, I am overweight.
This is my sister in law (right) and me on New Years Eve.
I’ve always been self-conscious of my looks, even when my weight wasn’t an issue. I had never thought I was beautiful. I grew up seeing many negative situations. Often, when I was younger, I would notice my mom complain about the way she looked. She dolled herself up with makeup and curled her hair everyday to make herself feel pretty. Once I hit my teenage years, I did the exact same thing. I had never had any form of weight issue, until I got pregnant with my first child. After 4 kids, I’ve gained quite a bit of weight and haven’t felt the best about myself.
So for 2014, I’ve decided to work really hard to change my MINDSET and worry less about losing weight. I’m gonna start focusing on loving myself, than worrying about what I look like. Now, I REALLY wanna lose weight, but instead of dieting, I’ll eat better and become more active with my family.
And with kids comes GREAT Responsibility!
Our kids look up to us parents as role models. Whatever we do can affect them, positively or negatively. I feel if I want my kids loving themselves, then I need to show them that I love myself too. If I am constantly degrading myself in front of them, then they will expect that to be the norm. I have to practice what I preach. We must teach our kids to be good examples, serve others, love each other…and love themselves.
Focus less on “Losing Weight” and more on “Getting Fit”
You wanna lose weight fast? Stop eating….however, mind you, it’s extremely unhealthy, and I would NOT recommend it. Stop worrying about losing weight and how “overweight” you are. Focus more on getting active. Create family time, where you go outside and play in the back yard together, or even head on over to your local nature center or park. It’s not about losing weight, it’s about helping you feel better…inside AND out. I’ll be taking 2014 as an opportunity to better myself and my relationship with my husband and children.
and it’s going to be great!
What are some ways that help you feel good about yourself?