As much as I don’t want this blog to be about how much I weigh and when I weigh, I can’t help but reflect on a few posts I’ve been reading lately. A lot of that has to do with finding your happy weight, a weight that you can maintain without your body fighting you.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to exercise and weight loss. What’s right for me may not be right for the next girl. I can’t help but wonder if I am at my happy weight. Honestly, for the last year since my daughter was born, I haven’t counted calories or tracked points. I just ate what I wanted when I wanted, and if my weight started creeping up, scaled back for a few days.
So why am I trying to lose weight now? I don’t think it’s necessarily about losing weight. I may be at my happy weight, but I’m not happy. That is the whole point. I know I am not in shape and I know I am a bit fluffier then I prefer to be.
I want to find that place in my life where I’m active and “in shape.” I want to be able to run a 5k without dying or having to train for it for months. I want to be able to run and play with my kids without being out of breath. I want to be tone and be the best me I can be for my kids. I don’t want them to one day be embarrassed of me because I can’t keep up. I don’t want my daughters to have weight issues or be self conscience because I am. I want them to grow up to be confident in their bodies and know that it doesn’t matter where they are at in their journey as long as they are happy.
Okay so that may have been a little deep, but it has been weighing on me for a while and I thought this would be the prefect place to get that off of my shoulders.
So what do you think? Are you aiming for a happy weight and how is that defined for you?
A little “pin”spiration for the day. Although, I don’t know why all the awesome quotes have a half naked person in the background with amazing abs. Can’t we have some with rainbows?!