More Mamavation

When talking with someone yesterday about Mamavation and my desire to be in the contest, they said
"Well you're not that fat."

I didn't say anything at the time but now that I've mulled it over in my brain, I have a pretty decent response. Isn't that the way it always happens - you think of your great comeback hours after the person is gone? Oh yeah, and I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and ASSUME they meant that statement in a nice way...


No, I suppose I'm not that fat. (Whatever that fat is, anyway.) I am overweight, though and actually obese (GASP!) according to the National Institute of Health's BMI Calculator. But this isn't about my weight...well, that's not true - it's just one part of it. It's about being healthy. When I was in High School, I was part of our cross country team. Granted I was never very good considering in our last championship race, I took pride in the fact that I wasn't last like I usually was. The whole point of it though was that it was something I was participating in, finishing and feeling good about doing. No, I never won first place - but I did accomplish the super long races and in not a bad amount of time for somebody who's not athletically talented. I'd love to run again, maybe even run in some K races like a couple of my friends on Facebook do. I can't even fathom doing it now, though - I'd probably pass out and have to sleep for seven days to recover. I want to be active again. I don't want to wake up everyday feeling tired and worn out. I don't want to eat because I'm bored, sad or just "because." I want to get on a exercise schedule. I have goals and I want to meet them. I think Mamavation will be able to help me stick to those goals and make lasting changes. I already joined BookieBoo, the online fitness hangout for moms which is the home of the Mamavation campaign, and have added several of my fellow Mamavation moms as friends on Twitter. I'm already feeling welcomed and encouraged.

And speaking of encouragement....as I mentioned on my video application, I also want to become a Mamavation Mom for my kids. They deserve to have a momma that will be able to keep up with them and who takes care of herself. I want to teach them good habits so they'll take care of themselves too and stay healthy and active for years to come. My kids are my little cheerleaders (Zeke is fond of telling me "Mommy! You're beautiful!" when I enter a room and Ellie has just recently learned how to clap!) and I know they'll encourage me along the way. I also have family members and a group of online friends who are my adult cheerleaders. Well, adult cheerleaders sounds kind of wrong...you know what I mean! Anyway, I will keep you all updated over the next couple weeks on how things go with the campaign! Thanks guys! :)

If you'd like to support me please retweet this on Twitter:
Hey @bookieboo! I want @mrsaddison to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/zqUxa

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