A lot of my motivation to lose weight was for my children. Don't get me wrong, I wanted it too but as a mother I never wanted anything to hurt them. I worried that they would get teased at school for having the "fat mom" and that would of broke my heart. I worried that I wouldn't be able to enjoy many of the activities that they would want to do such as riding roller coasters, going on airplanes, or going to a water park. I wanted to be able to run, jump and play with them. I also wanted to be a good example of health. I wanted to teach them that you can eat healthy and enjoy it that you can exercise and have fun. I see so many over weight parents with overweight children. It breaks my heart for these kids. They get teased, ridiculed and never invited to the high school dance because they are heavy. Most of the time they go searching for love and attention from somewhere else, a lot of times at the wrong places.
I have to take total responsibility for my weight. I never was overweight until I moved away from home. My grandmother made healthy meals, packed my lunches and encouraged exercise. I am so thankful that I never was overweight as a kid. I think my life would of been so much harder. Kids can be so mean and they will find something to tease you about even if you're not overweight so why add another burden.
The other night we were at the neighbors house and they have a huge hill in their backyard. Hudson was running up and down it like it was nothing. After about 4 times he asked me to run with him. In the past I would of came up with a creative excuse not to; but it was great to say yes and to run it not once but twice with him. He was so happy! It felt great to me. Enjoy your kids. They grow up so fast. It breaks my heart to think that one day they will not want to snuggle or kiss me. I take advantage every day of these special moments.
Being a mom has been the most rewarding job I could of ever had. Both of my kids bring me so much joy and I love watching them grow and learn new things every day. To all the mothers out there, I hope you enjoyed your special day. Mine was great. Hudson made me a cute card with his hand prints that said "Hands down your the best Mom" and the kids bought me a beautiful hanging basket of flowers. Travis also treated me to a new bottle of perfume. My very favorite! He had just bought me a bottle at Christmas and when I was in Chicago it shattered in my suitcase (my clothes will forever smell like juicy couture). I have expensive taste in perfume so I didn't even think to replace the bottle but to my surprise Travis got me a new bottle. He is a good man!