Friday already? The weeks are going by so fast for me as the kiddos and I are trying to finish up our school work. We have one week left!!! I’m so excited because I will have more free time and less stress. I’m really planning on focusing more seriously on my weight loss over the summer.
I have been thinking a lot about body image this week. I have 2 tweeny girls in my house. They are beautiful, smart, and so much fun. I love being their mom. They are just beginning to develop self body image. They are becoming more aware of their bodies as little women. I remember being their age and becoming aware of my body. I became self conscious of my body in my preteen years. I recognize the impact that I have in my little girls development of a healthy confident self image. I am really thinking about that and trying to be really positive about my own body so I can be a good example to them. So often we say that our value isn’t based on the way that we look; that we want to be beautiful inside. But, as women I think it’s really important to be happy with our bodies, to really know and feel beautiful on the outside. I of course think being kind and good is more important than being beautiful, and I teach my little girls that. But, they just happen to be beautiful on the outside too. I want them to know that, to own it, and to let it empower them in their lives. I know that when I feel good about my body and my self image I am more likely to accomplish things in my life. It may seem silly, but I think it’s true. Beware a strong, smart, beautiful woman. That’s what I am working towards and that is what I am raising my little girls to be.
My hubby was out of town this week. It was hard. I only made it to the gym 1 day. That’s bad news for me. I am normally so dedicated to working out and that carries me through my lack of discipline in my food choices. But, I did pretty good this week. I drank soooooo much water. It’s getting hot here and I feel so much better when I’m well hydrated. I shoot for 100 oz of water a day. I think that saved me this week.
I am happy to say that I lost 1 pound this week which puts me at a total of 25 pounds.
I am feeling like I am getting behind in this whole weight loss journey. I’m not going to reach my 70 pound goal this year at this rate. But, I am just going to keep on keeping on. I’m really hoping for a couple of big months of weight loss over the summer when my home school days slow down. I am feeling healthy and happy and most of the time beautiful.