I do know this: when I was extremely obese I probably would have told her it was too cold to go outside. I might have even said to wait for daddy to come home, and he can take you out. It wasn't just because of my dislike of the cold and snow but really a lack of energy. It is a chore: button up, layer on the clothes, find all the winter gear, trudge around in the snow and play, and then clean up the wet mess once we got inside. I just didn't have the energy.
My daughter rolling around in the snow.
Today I had the energy to get everyone ready to go outside, play for almost an hour, and clean up the mess without feeling exhausted. I love how my weight loss has positively impacted my role as a mom. We rolled in the snow, played with the dogs, and built a snowman. No pictures of the snowman because he didn't turn out as expected. And that is okay because we had a lot of fun making him.
It is so important to keep moving!