Saturday, November 05, 2011

I am thankful for my health

I posted this picture because of what it represents. Emily snapped this picture of me while we were jumping at an all-trampoline place. I had a blast with my kids!! I am heavier than I have been in a couple of years and it is really frustrating. When I saw this picture, at first I hated it because of how my body looks. Then I looked at it again, and saw the pure joy on my face, and how excited Emily was about taking the picture. She didn't notice that my body isn't as thin as I have been in the past. Health isn't just about your weight. It is about how you feel and what you can do with your body. I know that my heart is in good shape. I went out and ran 11 miles last Saturday and was reminded that my body is still strong. I can still do a back flip on the trampoline and can keep up with my kids. That is what health is all about-that is the kind of example I want to be. I hope my kids (especially my daughter) never hear me talk about my weight, but about my health. Diabetes runs in my family, so that is my main reason for healthy eating and exercise. I want to be there for a LONG time for my kids. I know there are people who can't run and jump who want to, and I want to recognize my blessing of good health!

3 comments:

the emily said...

When I hurt my foot a few weeks ago I realized how much I take for granted--hopping out of the car to run Noah into school, quick trips to the store, carrying my laundry basket? All impossible. It was awful! I'm grateful for my health too, though I'm more...um...healthily proportioned than you. You look great!

Leah Marie said...

You're attitude about health is perfect. Also, I think you look awesome!

Kelly(M&M) said...

Emily- I think we take many things for granted. It isn't until we can't use them that we realize how much we need them! (I think it's that way with people too!)

Leah- Thank you. :-)