Not a fun assignment for me! I'm supposed to write (you know when I say write, I mean create a scrapbook page, right?) about my health. Lisa Day, our teacher, posed these questions to us: Are you healthy? Do you exercise regularly? What is your exercise routine? Do you take vitamins? Do you see the doctor on a routine basis? Do you eat a special diet? What does "health" mean to you? Do you wish you could get in the habit of eating better or exercising?
What I want to write is no, no, no, no, no.
If there is one area in my life where I am painfully aware I need to improve, it is my health. I'm fairly healthy if you consider blood pressure and cholesterol.
However, I hate to exercise. In the past two years, I've joined a gym. I went for about a month, then only sporadically after that. I bought Wii fit and loved it for a while. Just last week I bought another Wii exercise program. H and I love playing on the Wii together, so hopefully we will do this one more often.
I know all the right ways to eat. After all, that's why I paid Weight Watcher's hundreds of dollars and MediThin even more. But when it comes time to eat, I reach for whatever is easy. I'm not a good cook, so we eat out a lot.
As the mother of a daughter in a culture that is so body conscious, I need to make drastic changes. I don't want our home to be hyper-aware of fat and thin, plain and beautiful. I want our home to be healthy. I want M to enjoy all types of healthy foods. I want her to know what a balanced diet is and desire to eat it. I don't want to be the fat mom. I want her to be proud of me when she's older.