Today was my son's first t-ball game! So cute! The best part was that my dad came all the way here from across the state to see him, which is a huge deal. My dad doesn't come up here for anything. But he came today and took us out to lunch afterward. It really meant a lot to me, and to my Ricky.
After lunch my mom took Ricky to this presentation on reptiles, something just for the two of them to do. So Amber and I had some girl time. We went to the park and she wanted to ride her bike. No big deal, she usually rides around the track and I can walk because no matter where I am on the track, I can see her. She wanted to ride the path through the woods, again not a big deal. She's done it twice before and because it's loose gravel she goes really slow. Not today though, today she was hauling ass! I had to go to jog to keep up with her. But that was okay, because you know what? I CAN jog. A few months ago, never would have happened. And it reminded me of the number 1 most important reason I want to lose this weight. So I can keep up with and be here for my kids.
It was horrible when my kids wanted me to play tag and I couldn't. Just because I could walk doesn't mean I could run, and they couldn't really understand that. They used to ask me all the time to play with them and I would have to say no. Not because I didn't want to play, but because I was physically unable to play. I know some of you can completely relate to that. And it sucked. I hated not being the mother that I wanted to be. I hated not being the mother that I had once been. But I am getting back to that now and it feels great. I was able to go on a 40 minute power walk/jog and not feel like I was going to pass out. I was able to do that and not have to ask her to stop or slow down. And that was the greatest feeling. Oh, and I did 30DS today too =) 28 days down, 2 to go!