For several years, getting fit or losing weight has been very near the top of my very small New Year’s resolutions list. But not this year. Don’t get me wrong I’m not going to try and gain weight or anything but if I do, so be it. What I propose is that we do what we can to be healthy (if we choose), but we don’t take a step onto our scales or take any other measurements. Let us instead make a goal this year of accepting our weight and our bodies. And let’s stop measuring our worth on how we look, it’s annoying.
So here is why I personally, will not be intentionally losing weight this year:
- I don’t need to lose weight to be happy (or loved).
- My kids don’t want a thinner mum, they want a loving mum. My eldest daughter, aged 4 actually asked me recently when she will have a big tummy like mine. Lush.
- My husband doesn’t want me on a diet, he wants me to enjoy my life and exactly who I am.
- Accepting my body will teach my girls that they can accept their beautiful bodies also
As mama’s and papa’s we need to take care of our hearts and families, not of our appearance. Not anymore.
So, screw you New Year’s diet! I didn’t actually make any New Year’s resolutions this year, however I do have a vision for 2017 and it does not involve how I look…
This year, I plan to focus on learning more about love and being an unconditional mama. I plan to simplify my life more, get rid of even more stuff and hopefully spend more time as a family because of it. I will also work on myself; my patience, my energy, and my ability to love my kids without shouting, complaining or crying. I won’t achieve this in a year, probably not in a life time but working on it is enough for me.
This year I’m going to give less of a crap. I have spent too much time and energy in the past worrying about what people think of me, my house, my kids, my husband, my choices, my parenting and my appearance. Not this year. No more.
So in 2017, let’s stop caring about our body shape and size. Instead let’s own it, embrace it and focus on things which are way more important to our happiness and the happiness of our kids. Who’s with me?
What’s your vision this year? Would love to hear from you.