Did I say darndest? I meant mean...they say mean things....
On Monday night for our Family Home Evening we started working on our garden. We discussed how the Prophet has instructed us to have a garden to make us more self reliant and it will also help on food cost. As we were going in and out of the house making our preparations for the garden, out of the blue Miriam, my little know-it-all 5 yr. old says to me, "You should be thinner. If you exercise your belly will go down.".
Talk about a self esteem buster! For one thing I just gave birth 5 months ago, and anyone who has known me for a long time knows that I have had a lifelong struggle with my weight. It's a very frustrating uphill battle for me. I'm not the lazy type who sits on the couch with a bag of potato chips on one side and a carton of Blue Bell ice cream on the other. Let me give you a little run down of my week.
Monday- 45 minute Spin class followed by a 45 minute Pilates class
Tuesday- 45 minute run with Upper body weight strengthening
Wednesday- 45 minute Spin class with a kick butt instructor!
Thursday- 45 minute run with Lower body weight strengthening
Friday- 45 minute Spin class and a 75 minute Yoga class right after that
Saturday and Sunday are my rest days.
On top of that I have tried everything from Weight Watchers to the 40-30-30 diet. Currently I am counting calories. And with all this activity and diet plans you want to know how much I have lost in the past 4 months? (I don't count the first month after having a baby because I always drop 20lbs naturally after giving birth.)
So you can see how heartbreaking it is for my little 5 yr. old to tell me that I need to lose weight. And I know it will all take time, but how about throwing me a freaking bone here! A few pounds lost a week is all I ask, something to show for all my hard work and effort!
I don't mean to sound like a whiny baby and I'm not asking for sympathy in the way of encouragement, if you've read my blog before you know how I feel about Cheering on the Fat Girl. I just want answers and results! I guess since Charlotte is our last child I shouldn't stress about it too much. I got nothing but time now, one day my outward appearance WILL reflect the athlete that I believe I am. I just wish that day was sooner than later.
Happy 43rd Birthday Matt!
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