Day 19 "A picture of you when you were little"
Technically, I've never been really "little" since I was an infant. You can see the chunk starting to form around my waist in this picture. I'm estimating this picture to be me at around 5 years old or so. God, I hated when my mother did my hair like that. That's my sister Karen's hand on my shoulder, by the way. And my brother's arm in front of me. Close-knit group, weren't we?
I don't remember a lot about my relationship with food at that age because honestly I don't remember a ton of things from my childhood. I remember some specific things. Some very funny things. But by and large, as a whole, it's pretty sketchy in my memory. My husband would tell you he's not surprised about that. My horrible memory is a long running joke with us.
Life is a lot simpler as a child, fitness-wise. Well depending on some variables, I guess. When you're a kid, you don't have a lot of say in what you get to eat. When you're little you can't just whip up a batch of cookies and eat the whole thing. You get what you get, I suppose. Which can be good or bad.
As far as exercise goes, kids don't view exercise as "work." They think of it as "fun." I know my daughters do, anyway. Running is FUN to them, not something to be dreaded or conditioned to do. I want that to last in them for the balance of their lives. I want them to LOVE being active, which is one of the reasons this is so important for me....this getting fit stuff, I mean.
If I can make sure they get exposed to nutritious alternatives in their diets, and continue to make activity fun, I think they'll be set up for a life free of having to constantly worry, "Are they all staring at my fat ass?"
Still to come....because I know you're on the edge of your seat with anticipation:
20. A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
21. A picture of something you wish you could forget
22. A picture of something you wish you were better at
23. A picture of your favorite book
24. A picture of something you wish you could change
25. A picture of your day
26. A picture of something that means a lot to you
27. A picture of yourself and a family member
28. A picture of something your afraid of
29. A picture that can always make you smile
30. A picture of someone you miss