I couldn't post last night because we couldn't get the internet to connect out here at the cabin - sometimes it's impossible to get a signal, but, luckily, it connected today! Anyway....
So, I said I wasn't going to give up on this whole weight loss journey thing, but I did....for 3 whole days. My food choices weren't all that bad, but I didn't exercise Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. I lost all my motivation, and just gave up, but my 10 year old daughter got me going again. As I was tucking her into bed last night this conversation took place:
Daughter: "Mama, did you exercise today?"
Daughter: "Did you exercise yesterday?"
Me: "No, I didn't. And I didn't exercise on Friday either."
Daughter: "Aren't you suppose to keep exercising?"
Me: "Yes, I am."
Daughter: "Well, what happened, Mama? You were doing so good?"
Ouch. Wow. Kids don't miss a thing - they notice everything! My girl noticed when I started to take care of myself, and she noticed when I stopped again. So, in the end, I told her that I was feeling frustrated and discouraged, and I went into a slump, but that giving up was the wrong thing for Mama to do, and then I promised her I was going to get back to my exercising. I thanked her for caring enough to ask me about it, and I thanked her for giving me the motivation I need to get started again. Yes, I'm losing this weight for myself, but I'm, also, doing it for my girls because I want to set a good example for them.
So, I kept my promise! Today I did the 30 Day Shred, and I ran one mile, and walked another half mile. And when I was done, my daughter said: "I'm proud of you, Mama. You did good." ...... if that doesn't keep me going, I don't know what will?!