I can remember being scared to death of amusement rides when I was heavier. There was always that worry that the belt wouldn't fit or the bar that comes down would be too tight. I would hold my breath and just imagine what if the worse scenario happens: everyone would know I was too big for the ride.
When my kids were little, I would make my husband ride the big rides that I didn't want them to go on alone. The reason: my weight. I also felt guilty about not riding with them and felt like my husband was the one getting to make those special memories.
Yesterday, my family went to an amusement park! I had no trouble walking all day, riding rides, or participating in water park rides. It felt great! My husband is scared of heights, so I had to ride all the "scary" rides with my son. I was so happy that I could do that for him.
I don't want to forget that feeling of being proud of myself because it helps my kids the most. I get to have so much fun with them :) Use whatever motivates you to be a healthier, active person.