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Scootering Between Trips

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Well I’m back from Atlantic City and tomorrow I’m off to Canada. How crazy is that?!? Right now I should be packing and getting everything ready for my 7AM flight but I can’t seem to get motivated. I needed to take a break and part of that break was spending some uninterrupted time with the toddler. :~)

I appreciated having dinner with the family, even though it was Mickey D’s (I had my favorite, Southwest Chicken Salad). ScooterAfterwards the toddler and I hit the streets with our scooters! Yes, SCOOTERS! How much fun is that?! My neighbor gave us a little three wheeler a few weeks back and I dug up the husbands (I bought it for him years ago as a gag gift – never thought it would actually come in handy) and for an hour and half we scootered around the neighborhood. THAT, my friends, is exactly the reason why I worked so hard to change my attitude and lifestyle. Five years ago I wouldn’t have been caught dead on that scooter. Why? I’m not sure. I know I would have wanted to try it. I love stuff like that but for years I didn’t do those types of things because I didn’t like who I was. Little did I know by doing those things I would be building my self confidence. Not to mention, being active instead shying away from my interests would have been the healthier choice. Let’s see… an hour of watching TV or an hour playing outside, Hmmmm I wonder what burns more calories? MAN! Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock and re-live my 20s doing all the things I didn’t do because I had these stupid body image issues.

Sorry I didn’t mean to go on a tangent but this topic has been on my mind ever since my conversation with Babs. I want to somehow shake every teenager in the world that has the same thoughts I had (and sometimes still have). I guess thats what happens as we age and in essence grow wiser. It’s so much easier for me to preach it and forget how hard it is to be on the other side, but I’m trying. Like the parent who forgets what its like to be a teenager. Sometimes I feel like a “thin” person that forget what what it was like to be chubby. The only thing that keeps everything on the surface is the struggle I still have with my body image. Yes, still even at goal weight it’s a struggle and thats why I know it isn’t about a number on the scale or a size in your jeans, its an attitude and one that some of us just have to work on.

I’m going to wrap this up and head off to pack. This past weekend I wrote a post about body image and weight training. I’ll be posting it soon with a guest personal trainer, so keep an eye out for that! I’ll also post from Canada, especially about my guest boot camp visit! Yes, I’ll be doing a boot camp in Toronto and I can’t wait because all this traveling has crimped my gym style!

Other then that, my diet in AC left something to be desired but just like last time I enjoyed in moderation and tried hard to just balance. If I had a heavy lunch I’d go light on dinner. It wasn’t an ideal diet but I had fun and I don’t feel ashamed of that.

OK, gotta run! Hope you are all having a great (calm) week! :~P




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    dd

    August 12, 2008

    Thanks for the encouragement…I needed it during this rough week:

    “It wasn’t an ideal diet but I had fun and I don’t feel ashamed of that.”

    Susan

    August 12, 2008

    Have fun in Canada! I am from Saskatchewan – Saskatoon to be exact! ;)

    Kelly

    August 12, 2008

    Thank you Roni for posting today! I was having Roni withdrawl yesterday and today I loved your post. Its like you are saying, “Kelly get your butt off the couch away from the tv and instead of watching the Olympics go outside and play with your kids” Have a great time in Canada!
    Kel

    Annette

    August 13, 2008

    those of us with kids really do have a perfect opportunity daily for added exercise………for those of you without kids….borrow some ;) Have fun Roni!

    Tanya

    August 13, 2008

    Okay Roni! I am from Toronto! Why are you coming here?? I wish I knew! I could meet you at the airport and get your autograph! I know…I sure sound like a stalker!

    Michelle

    August 13, 2008

    Yes Roni….enquiring minds want to know……….why are you coming to Canada? I’m from Ottawa and I would love to meet you!! Have a great time in our country!!

    Shanna

    August 13, 2008

    What a great post. This is exactly how I feel. Since losing 50 lbs. I feel like I can do things that I would not be caught dead doing a few years agos and I love that I can be active with my kids and not feel silly. You sound like such a fun mom.

    Azad

    August 13, 2008

    Scooters!! Now that’s an idea that I hadn’t thought of yet…how fun!!!! Enjoy Canada :O)