Healthy, Happy Mommy SA Kids Newsletter Feb 2013
Eat Healthy! ♥ ♥ Think Healthy! ♥ ♥Live Healthy! ♥ ♥
On the 7thof January Tania and I decided that it was time to stop moaning about not being able to go to the beach and splash about in the waves with the kids because we can’t confidently wear shorts, bikini or even a full swimsuit and actually do something about it.
My mother and I are very alike, we eat for comfort and boredom and just because, we hide behind ourselves and the food we cook and eat. And something tells me we aren’t the only ones out there either.
A few years ago we bought a juicer, it was all the rage and of course we thought we’d give it a go. We decided it was time to dust off the juicer and give it another go. Reclaim who we are instead of hiding behind ourselves, because that is what we tend to do. We lasted a week, well I did – Tania bailed after the first 5 days. It was great and it hasn’t really been that much of a white elephant as juiced fruits and vegetables are really yummy for breakfast now and then.
It’s just over a month since we made the big decisions; it hasn’t been an easy one either. We’ve had a few slip up’s here and there, a piece of cake and a chocolate when we know we shouldn’t but we have been supportive of each other, we’ve motivated and praised and even scolded. We’ve both lost, perhaps not as much as we’d like (we live in a society that craves instant gratification after all) but at the same time we’ve gained more in pride.
Neither of us might see the difference physically, but personally I can tell that Mom is happier than I’ve seen her in a while, more herself, more confident and so am I. And at the end of the day that is really what we aim for. To be happy! You don’t need to be skinny to be happy, just healthy and confident.
Good luck with your weight loss and we will continue to keep you inspired with motivational quotes on our facebook page to keep you going on our Healthy and Happy Journey.
Kind Regards Coral-Leigh & Tania ♥♥♥