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Monday, October 4, 2010

Gratiude

Latly I have been doinga  lot of thinking., Wondering what is next in our lives. I mean yes we are having a baby, but what next? I have been thinking way to much about this as I have been stressing out. Well this weekend was General Conference for my church (the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints)
Many talks are given on how we can improve areas in ouf lives, but one hit me liek a ton of bricks. It talked about being greatful and having gratitude. So I thought to myself what am I greatful for? Well first off I am greatful to be alive in a country where we are free. We have so many freedoms and some of those are how we eat. Now this may seem werid to some that I have said this, but it made me think. I am so lucky because I can choose what I want to eat. now yes sometimes my choices suck, but most of the time my choices are not bad. Most of the time I am the one making healthy meals for my family. Just yesterday I made gutton free browines my family had no clue and ate them all. Then I thought to myself I am greatful that I can go to a store and pick up food that is good for you. Now with that being said I am so happy and thankful for Mamavation I know there are so much I need to do, but with the help of a wonderful online friends, who I can say will always be there for each other is great. To know that we all want teh same thing which is to be health. For some of us it to lose a huge amount of weight and to learn to kepe it off, for others it is to just learn how to live everyday being healthy. The thing is I know now that we can do it. We can make the choice now to live our life in a way where are children will see our good choices, and one day thank us. I am greatful for every chance I have been given in my life where I have been pushed, where I am able to make choices that will help me in the long run. I now know there are no quick fixes. I have now made a choice that after I have this baby I will be under 200lbs. I am not scared to tell you I am 228 lbs I have been for almost eight months now. But I will lose this weight I will be able to run after my son and not be faint, I will be able to take both kids on a walk and not pass out after wards. And I will not forget mamavation when i am done, because this is why i am making this choice. If it was not for mamavation i would always be willing to quit when I make a bad choice. SO i am greatful for each one of you. Thank you for being there for me, I want you to know I love you all and think of you everyday! XOXO Amanda

8 comments:

~Lori~ said...

awww you are uber sweet and I love you Amanda!

Stephanie said...

I totally hear you on being grateful for food freedoms. I did a missions trip to Africa last year and it's amazing what we take for granted in our lives.

<3's to you!

Rebecca B. said...

Awesome post, and a lot to think about!

30 more days!

Rachel said...

What a sweet post, Amanda! Fantastic post -- we need to all remember to have gratitude in our lives. Even with all that seems to go wrong and piles up, there is STILL always something -- even simple things -- for which we can be thankful.

shelley said...

and we are grateful for you ... at least I am. What a beautiful post and great perspective!!!

mnmspecial said...

Love your post. It was great. I am still thinking about airplanes and trees effecting my choices, lol. So glad we have our families!

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

You're not alone. I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancies. I'm still trying to get it off. I tell you it's one big adventure!

kia said...

Simple gratitude is such an easy exercise that many people choose to ignore. There are many things each of us are blessed with that we mostly take for granted. I am glad you did this exercise and shared it with us. I am grateful for you too. You helped motivate me during my pregnancy and I hope it has been reciprocated. xoxo