The Best Part About Losing 130 Pounds
Is that an obvious statement? I’m not so sure. My answer may not be one you expect.
Yes, it’s nice to be “smaller”. It’s nice to be able to shop in the “regular” clothing area (not the ‘big girl’ area as I lovingly refer to it). It’s even nicer to be able to do things that my body could have never done before – because let’s face it, day to day life is just easier when you come in a smaller package.
I recently had the pleasure of doing a podcast with Laura of Girls Gone Sporty – which got me really thinking about this. Especially since she asked me what I considered to be my greatest achievement.
I’m not going to lie. Loosing a whole person basically, is a great achievement. But would I consider it my greatest achievement? No. Not in a million years, because I am more than my pants size.
What I consider to be my greatest achievement is my family.
More specifically the effect that my own weight loss and fitness transformation has had on my family. I’ve said it a million times over the past few years, but our children mirror us more than we know. I’m proud to be a better example of health for my kiddos. And my minime? Well, she just made my day recently. She was punching, kicking, and dancing her way around the kitchen. Turns out she was working on making up her own Turbo Fire routine. Pretty darn cute.
Insert majorly proud Momma moment. So yes, while there are a lot of positives to losing so much weight – knowing my children will grow to know the importance of phyicsal activity and healthier eating habits? That’s the proudest moment I could ever hope to achieve.
And you know what? I know I’ll even be around longer to enjoy watching those kiddos. Also, above is why I refer to her as my “minime” in case you’ve wondered. Well that, and she packs a whole bunch of sass. Where’d that come from?!
What is your proudest moment?
Do you give your kiddos nicknames?