"I want to be a good role model to my future children."
I've been reading a book recently called "Good Girls Don't Get Fat" by Dr. Robyn Silverman. It's a wonderful book so far. She urges parents who struggle with whether or not to tell their children they are overweight....NOT TO.
Here is an except in the very beginning of the book that made me nod my head furiously in agreement.
"So, if you're concerned about your daughter's weight and wondering whether you should be the one to tell her that she is "getting fat" or "putting on too much weight" or "needs to watch it" or "go on a diet," let me tel you now: Don't. Take a good look through this book and you will see who has already beaten you to it: friends, frenemies, acquaintances, advertisers, models, actresses and strangers, all of whom tell her and show her every day and every hour that she needs to be thinner."I'm only started the very beginning of the book so I can't write a full-scale report about it but so far, I think it's been incredibly useful for my personal journey and my thought-processes. I was painfully aware of being bigger than my peers since elementary school. I looked to my mom for feedback whether or not I should be worried. She only reinforced the fact that something was wrong with me. I was imperfect and needed to lose weight. I don't think she meant to give me lifelong hangups but the damage is still there. My mom was trying to be helpful. I'm not blaming her in any way but I'm hoping I can go about creating a healthy environment for my own kids. I feel like this book will help me in that respect.
Have you read any good books lately?
I woke up this morning and went for a run. I managed 5.6 miles before I headed home to tackle the rest of the day. It's FRIDAY!
I have to admit I didn't feel like running this morning but I quickly got into it about 2-3 miles in. The beginning is always the hard part where I wonder if I should have abandoned the warm bed so quickly.
Suck it up buttercup. I'll thank myself later.
Breakfast consisted of leftover whole wheat pasta made into a frittata (could not be easier) by wilting kale and warming up the pasta before pouring 3 beaten eggs over it. It's baked in the oven until it's cooked through. This is for three people so don't be alarmed at the size of it!