At our town’s Fourth of July parade, one of my daughters took a photo of me shaking a candidate’s hand. I looked at it, handed back her phone, and said “Delete it.”
“Why?” my daughter asked me.
“Because I look disgusting in it.” I didn’t look fit. I didn’t look like the runner I once was. I hated it. I didn’t mince words.
My daughter rolled her eyes but kept the photo.
“You know how to fix that, right?” said my very clever son.
Yes. I do know how to fix that. It’s a very simply solution and something I’ve been talking about on this blog since day one – diet, exercise, water, and God.
So on Monday, I hauled my butt off to my hot yoga class. It wasn’t easy, it was definitely hot, and I sweated like there was no tomorrow.
But I did it.
Because in the end, my son is a very, very smart young man – if we don’t like what we see in the mirror (or in a photo) we *all* know how to fix it.
Wendy Thomas is an award winning journalist, columnist, and blogger who believes that taking challenges in life will always lead to goodness. She is the mother of 6 funny and creative kids and it is her goal to teach them through stories and lessons.
Wendy’s current project involves writing about her family’s experiences with chickens (yes, chickens). (www.simplethrift.wordpress.com) She writes about her chickens for GRIT, Backyard Poultry, Chicken Community, and Mother Earth News.