Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Motivation: Slides

Happy Monday! I have been having a lot of fun keeping up with my weekly weigh-in videos on my YouTube channel: GoalOfLosing. On Friday, I posted my 4th weigh-in video and I shared a new reason why I want to continue losing this weight. It is quite a motivational reason for me and my journey.

Last week, while at the park, I decided to try something that I haven't done before. I decided to go down the slide with my 2 1/2 year old daughter! I haven't tried to do this before with my daughter because, well, I never use to fit on the slides. But, since I have lost 20 pounds this year {and since nobody else was at the park to watch me possibly get stuck} I decided to give it a try! Also, the main motivator for me was to show Piper that slides aren't something to be afraid of {she has been too afraid to go down slides lately} and I figured the best way to show her was to do it myself.

First, I went down the slide by myself, to make sure that I could do it and guess what, I could do it! I barely fit but, I fit enough to slide down the slide! Watching me go down the slide made Piper really excited and so, she asked to go down with me. Going down the slide with Piper was SO MUCH FUN! I wanted to cry. It was bitter-sweet. It was bitter to think about all that time wasted because I couldn't fit on the slides and it was sweet because it was finally happening! We both had so much fun going down all the slides, one after the other, again and again. 

This experience was a revelation to me that I need to continue losing this weight because it is bringing me more life. Losing this weight and documenting my journey is bringing me more experiences that I have put off due to being over-weight. I am on a roll right now and just like sliding down a really tall and fun slide with my daughter, I am not stopping anytime soon!

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