Watching My Figure, But Also My Mouth…

Ok y’all, let’s talk about something serious. There is this pretty little girl, whom I love VERY much, that listens to EVERYTHING I say…

EVERYTHING. Even the not so nice things…

Tonight we had our monthly girl’s night. We got mani/pedis, we went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner, and then to TCBY for dessert. It was all of Sass’s favorite things: pretty nails, cheese dip, and chocolate ice cream. It was great!

Chips and cheese dip make her world go around.
Our dinner conversation was about school, the dentist (we had a check up today), what the boys (Dad and brother) were up to, pre-k graduation, and one surprising topic.

My 5-year-old told me that she needed to quit eating sugar.

I’m sorry, what? She’s 5! Sugar should be one of her favorite food groups…

I proceeded with caution

Me: Why do you think you need to quit sugar?

Sass: Because too much sugar will give me cavities.

Me: true.

Sass: and because it will make me fat.

Me: WHAT?!! You DO NOT have to worry about that! You are perfect and beautiful!

Sass: ok.

I wanted to keep asking her why she would say something like that, but I didn’t have to. I knew exactly where she learned that three-letter word… from yours truly..

Damn! Sometimes I feel like the worst parent in the world! I really try hard to not make body critical comments in front of the kids, but I’m apparently not that good at keeping it bottled up.

I NEVER wanted my sweet baby girl to look at herself in the mirror the way I look at myself in the mirror. I want her to look at herself and feel strong, feel beautiful, feel confident, and feel important. She is all of those things. I am all of those things. We are ALL all of those things.

So here goes nothing… this is me. This is my “before” picture.
(I will be continuing weekly photos on my Facebook page to show my total body transformation)

Yep… this is me… (ignore the messy closet)
I’m ready to teach my little girl that I am proud of myself and that it’s okay to work for something. It’s okay to believe in yourself. It’s okay to be YOU.

 

So baby girl, this one’s for you. I want to be a fit and healthy momma for you.

 

13 comments on “Watching My Figure, But Also My Mouth…

  1. You TOO are beautiful! Go Mommy Go! Sass has an amazing example to look up to in you in more ways than just the mirror. #shegetitfromhermomma

  2. you are awesome! I too tried to protect Grace from my body image issues. Even though I was careful she figured out how I felt about myself. We have tried to teach her that eating right and exercising is about staying healthy not about how you look. Amazingly enough she gets that…and is confident in how she feels about herself. Now I need to learn from her lol. You are doing great!

    1. You’re the best! Being a momma is hard sometimes! Love that sweet Grace is growing up so nicely!!

  3. You are a beautiful mom! It is crazy what kids pick up on and we don’t realize they seem to always be listening. Your daughter will have a great role model as she grows up. I love that you have girl’s night with her, I only have boys so the mani and pedi’s for me are done alone or when I can get a friend to come along.

  4. After 8 kids, I know where you are coming from 🙂 It’s time for me to get back in shape and I will be following you to help with a little motivation!

  5. Girl! I feel ya!!! As a mama of two little girls, I struggle to keep those comments away from them in hope that they’ll avoid having negative body image issues too. You can totally do this and you will be an inspiration to your little one, but also all that read your blog. Get it girl!

    1. Thanks, Robin! I’m glad to know that so many people understand where I’m coming from 😍

  6. This one made me laugh! So true we need to watch what we say around our children. Not meaning to spam you but I lost over 100 pounds in 6 months. check my blog.

    1. Hi JT! I just followed you on twitter! I’ll definitely check it out! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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