June 23, 2014

Perspective


Today I was teaching a private swim lesson with my sweet little Addy-sunshine.  A completely sweet and funny girl who enjoys the water as much as I do.

At one point we were swimming to the deep end and she began to get tired.  So she climbed up on my back and allowed me to pull her.  

I was immediately struck with how much harder it was to swim with her on my back just for the sheer weight of this tiny little person.

So I asked the random question of her mother: "How much does Addy weigh?"

"38 pounds"

I then proceeded to explain my recent weight loss to Addy's mum and how carrying her through the water was a challenge.  

It put it into perspective for me.  

I've lost the equivalent of a small child.

So...

When I lose perspective on what I've accomplished, or feel like nothing is working, or if anyone really notices, or if there is in fact a difference.  I can just think of little Addy-sunshine on my back and how much I truly have accomplished.

I am not defined by the number on a scale or on my jeans' tag. 

I am strong enough.  I can make this dream come true.  


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