Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And I'm walking.

Last week when my girls got fussy I put them in a stroller and went on a walk. For the last 14 years of my life I have turned to food when I get stressed. The result has been years of weight gain and struggle for weight loss. And last week I made that one good choice that has snowballed.

My mom and I have been walking everyday. And I am not talking about a wussy walk around the block. We are walking fast, on hills, while carrying nine pounds of kid in front packs. It is kicking my ass. And then in the afternoon while the girls and I are waiting for Brandon to get home, I am packing the girls up in the stroller and taking another walk. The second walk isn't really a workout like the first one, but is still good for my body while also helping me relieve stress.

I am proud of myself. I feel silly saying that, but I have had so many years of poor decision making that a couple of days of good choices deserves a pat on the back. I have been eating better and making better choices in general about my health and body. In two weeks I have lost 5 pounds which is a healthy pace for weight loss.

When I look at my girls I want to be the best version of myself. I want to be a role model in every way, which means making good choices for my body and my life. I hope that my girls are exactly the motivation I need to continue making good choices and to keep on walking to a better life...


  1. It's really amazing how ONE good choice can lead to so many others. I am definitely an "emotional eater" so I understand how awesome it feels to figure out other things to fill that role. Good work, you!

  2. Erin, you are AWESOME. I am giving you a HUGE pat on the back. More than one, actually.