I could not bring myself to post about my life and my weight loss progress these last few days. Friday was my weigh in day. I lost the 0.8 pounds from the prior weigh in. I was happy and it was a productive day for me. I ran errands, bought groceries and had a great lunch with my son. Since I evidently live in a bubble full of toddler activities, I was unaware of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary until after my son’s nap. When I finally checked, my Facebook was flooded with people sharing news, sorrow, and prayers. I joined in the sorrow and the prayers. I turned off my television, closed my computer and dove into some serious playtime with my son.
Keeping with the theme of personal health, weight loss and general betterment, I must share that the recent tragedy did not stop me from doing my workouts. Quite the contrary. I’ve been jolted to do better. There are no guaranteed tomorrows. I can not delay or put this off any longer. I am blessed with a full participation baby (some might call him a high-need child). As he becomes more and more active, I want to continue to fully participate. That means that losing the weight, regaining my fitness and staying on top of my food choices are a must. I’m not doing this for vain reasons. As much as I would love to wear a size 6 or feel comfortable in a swimsuit, those are not my motivation. My family is. I know that I must take care of myself in order to be there, be present and be my personal best every day.