Today while I was swimming with my kids at a community pool. I was blessed to see a teenage boy that was paralyzed from the waist down. This sort of trial didn't stop him from enjoying the summer festivities at the swimming pool. He would get him self over to the deeper part of the pool, then over to go down the slide. It was amazing to watch him embrace his life and have a smile on his face. I loved watching the kids as they tried to help him, it was if time stood still and the world was at peace.
As I sat there I realized how blessed I am with my overall health. I'm able to use my whole body, I can run and play with my kids, I can keep up with my daily life. I have so much to be grateful for. I may not be a bikini model, or a marathon runner, but I am a mom who tries to inspire my children and the people I associate with. The number on the scale shouldn't tell us how great we are, it is just a number. Our overall health and wellness is far more important then the number on the scale. Embrace each breath and step you take. Life has so much to offer to us each every day.
P.S. It is my dream to take a sledge hammer to a scale one day...I realize it has a purpose, but I personally think it needs to go.