So each year around this time my twin girls have a birthday. This year they are turning six. Six. I can hardly believe it. And each year I write some overly mushy blog post about how much I’ve learned about my girls, how much they’ve grown, and how amazed I am by their beauty. But this year is different. I haven’t just learned about them, I’ve learned about me. I’ve redefined my role as a mother in a way I never have before. And I owe it all to my no-scale diet.
You may recall that back in September I smashed my scale to bits and decided to free myself from its grip. It’s been three months now and I have never felt better. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a mind-blowing euphoria on a daily basis, I don’t wake up feeling like the sun has risen solely for me, rather its an ease with which I haven’t lived life in a long, long time. Remember the days when you used to exercise because it was fun? Or you ate an apple a day because it was healthy? I’m at that point.
I’m more tuned in to my kids, I’m more present. I’m enjoying them on a whole new level because I’m enjoying everything on a whole new level. I’m leading by example and it feels great. And I’m not the only one. Women everywhere are starting to break the chains that bind them. Read this post on Jezebel if you have any doubt that women are starting to get the message.
So this year, as my girls cross the threshold from Toddler into “little girl-dom” I can honestly say this has been our best year yet.
By the way, I will not disappoint… The mushy post will be coming. Stay tuned.