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Recently I asked a group of women why they want to be healthy and what strength means to them. Here’s what a few of them said:
“My reason is, I want to be able to be physically active with my family. Healthy to me looks like a healthy BMI, no more back pain, and increased energy levels.”
“My kids drain my energy- I need more to keep up!!!! I know that my poor health is holding me back for being the most involved mom I can be. Plus I want to make sure I’m around for grandbabies- I’ve heard it’s the reward for all the hard work of children…from my mother…”
“Because I want to be strong and capable. I know my body can do amazing things and I think it bring glory to God to do everything we can that is healthy with our bodies. Also, to show my kids that I am involved in their lives and care for myself like they can care for themselves.”
“I need to be healthy for my little girl. I want to be able to run and play with her without dreading it. And I want to be a healthy role model for her, to have confidence and high self-esteem and hopefully that would rub off on her.”
Those responses gave me chills. That’s what we all want, isn’t it? We want to be active, feel well and honor the bodies we’ve been given.
Standing in the weight room a few days ago with a friend, all the feelings of motherhood, strength, family, friendships and fitness rushed over me. In that moment, I was reminded how awesome it is that we can be moms and also desire to be strong, healthy and active. And oh my goodness, we don’t need to beat ourselves up over it! We can walk this journey full of freedom! We can love our families more than anything, while also taking breaks to do things for ourselves.
Feeling good is about more than appearance. It’s not only about extreme fasts, body shame or numbers on the scale. It’s also not overindulging in decadent treats that offer little nutritive value when our willpower runs out. It’s about indulging in the foods we crave in a balanced way. It’s about treating our minds, cravings and bodies with equal respect. It’s about finding our strength, even as women with full lives.
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