I’ve talked to many moms and seen shows where moms put everyone else first but neglect themselves. I’m guilty of it too. Isn’t this what moms are supposed to do? Aren’t we supposed to put our kids’ and husband’s needs first? Don’t we DESERVE the time to sit around, watch tv, and snack after our long days? This mentality has been ingrained in me. Where it came from, I don’t
The body positive movement has been around since 1996 (see: http://www.thebodypositive.org/). I believe the body positive movement is a two-sided coin that is both positive and negative. From this movement, I agree that YES WE MUST LOVE WHO WE ARE, AS WE ARE, AT TIME MOMENT! However, if who we are is unhealthy, then we must make a plan to become healthy. I am not talking strictly about the scale.
There is nothing more annoying that working out only to find out that you have only lost 4 pounds. Seriously, what is going on! I’m killing myself to be able to lose weight! I had to measure myself for my weekly check. Oh, that makes sense…I’m losing inches. I don’t feel so bad now. One thing my husband has been telling me repeatedly is that progress takes time. It’s not
“You’re the reason you’re fat.” Yep, you read that right. “You’re the reason you’re overweight, unhealthy, and not fit.” That, my dear friends, is the harsh reality that I had to come to understand today. I’m not talking about the person reading this; I’m talking about the writer writing this…me. You see, for years I’ve been making excuses and placing blame elsewhere. For approximately 11 years, since my oldest is