So about the same time I decided to re-diet, my daughter and I joined the local gym. The physical therapy after her knee surgery was moving towards strength training and re-learning how to run, and required that she keep up on non-PT days. It's a great facility with lots of well maintained equipment that's close to the house. We went about 3 times a week throughout the summer, and are aiming for that now that school has started. Just in the last couple of weeks I've noticed changes in us both. I see Emma doing more reps at higher weights, and a new confidence showing in how she carries herself. She is definitely determined to punch torn ACLs in the face and come back stronger :-). My changes are more internal. I feel better about myself -- I like feeling strong.
So here is my resolution: I want to be strong, not skinny. And balance is my mantra. I will try and eat healthy but I will not drive myself crazy when dinner has to be a quick burger at the game, with nary a veggie in sight. I will keep up with our gym time. It's important not just for me but for my daughter too, which makes me a very happy Mom.