When I was little I remember my mom exercising. Mostly she walked, but I'm pretty sure she tried jazzercise a time or two. She might have referred to herself as fat, but the truth was she absolutely was NOT fat.
1991 or 1992 I think.
My mom is back row on the left end. I'm front row on the right.
My mom was pretty thin most of her life. I remember through my teen years my mom always being active. She would fish on the weekends ALL day. She's stand and walk the lake for 8 hours and then play a mean game of backyard volleyball. Once again, she did a lot of walking, but she was just up and about always doing something.
Over the years, my mom's life changed and so did her weight.
When my mom was in Austin last week, I think she got a little inspired. It's so easy to live here and become inspired. So many people are active, fit and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. Who doesn't want to get out and about when it's nice? I took my mom on a walk where she walked 2 miles. It wasn't easy, but she did and she saw that she could.
She told me she had made up her mind to do something about her lifestyle. She's been eating less and walking every day. I hope that she'll keep it up. I'll admit I've been having visions of seeing my mom become the woman that she used to be again.
To be honest, I don't think my mom even remembers her. So I ask you mom, think back and remember the woman that you used to be. It doesn't matter that you're 20 or even 30 years older, that woman is still in you. The fighter, the woman that gets what she wants. I believe in you and I know you can do it. You're life on Earth isn't done just because you've seen your children grown and happy. You've still got grandkids to shower with your love.
Show my mom some love in the comments and we'll check back in on mom in a little bit.