I feel like I am going to vomit. I am completely overwhelmed about with what I have to do, but I know it has to be done!
I just got off the phone with my mom who took my kids to their check-ups this morning. When I was growing up, and before I became a mother, my biggest fear was that I would have a child that I would still be overweight, and a bad example for my children. I never wanted my children to have the struggles with weight that I have had, even though I knew statistically that my genetics weren't going to make that all that likely.
Today was the day it happened. I have been increasingly concerned about the weight of my 6 year old daughter, and the other day I was flabbergasted when she stepped on the scale and I saw that she was 74.6 pounds. She's only 6. She has the beginnings of a fat roll around the middle and dare I even say it, what appears to be breasts...AT 6!!! Everything I never wanted for my children is now staring me in the face with my sweet and adorable 6 year old. Now is when we get into project mode on this.
So even though I AM NOT a morning person, I'm going to have to become one. I will be doing my workouts at 6:00 in the morning, then coming to work. I'm going to have to prepare the week's meals on Sundays and pre-package lunches that are healthy for the sake of time and my sanity. I need to get my life organized so that I can keep up with all that this is going to take. Our family is going to be going Primal. I have read a portion of the book, "The Primal Blueprint" but I'm going to have to finish it and start putting it into action this weekend. I'm not ok with sitting back and letting my daughter face the struggles I have in life. I am going to be working hard to teach her that SHE IS IN CONTROL and SHE DECIDES what her future holds. I need to educate her about wise food choices and exercise. How is that even possible when I don't quite get it yet? It's time to figure that all out, and there's not time like the present.
Working out in the mornings will leave me available to do homework with my kids at night, to go on walks with them, to cook healthy dinners and to keep up with everything that is going on with them. I can't afford to focus on myself at their expense, I'm going to have to focus on myself while they are sleeping...This is going to be a huge shift for me mentally, but a mom had to do what a mom has to do....This ought to be interesting!
On a lighter note though, going to my WODs in the morning will also leave me available to do my half marathon training int he evenings. The kids are in quite a few activities in the afternoon/evening, but health and fitness is going to have to become a family priority!