One of the many benefits of losing weight is being able to stay active with my kids. This summer we have done so much as a family. In my previous post I discussed our jammed packed summer vacation. This past week we have stayed just as busy at home.
Last weekend my son's baseball team had their end of the year party. Someone had the idea to do a mother/son baseball game to celebrate the end of the season. This very idea would have struck fear into my heart when I was extremely overweight. I'm positive that I wouldn't have gone. However, even though I have more weight I want to lose and don't have the "perfect" body, I was up for running the bases in front of everyone. I'm so happy that I didn't miss out on this experience with my son. It was so much fun! I did hit the ball and make a run home :) On the flip side, I screamed and jumped OVER a ball that was hit towards me at short-stop.
I also went fishing with my kids on a 100+ degree day with our church youth group. Again, this is something I wouldn't have done when I was at my heaviest. I wouldn't have even wanted to go outside at that temperature let alone go fishing all day with 50 kids.
We are now enjoying really nice weather. Today it was only 79 degrees, so I headed out early for a three mile walk. I'm thinking that I will take the kids on a bike ride after dinner tonight.
I had already written this post today when I saw this NSV link up on another blog: http://ktjweighingin.com/ I linked up with her page so go check out some other non scale victories :)