I'm back! Nothing like cyber silence to push you over that edge...mimosa anyone?
One of my goals is to be healthy. I try to eat well, but I’m stagnant for most of the day and there really is no getting around the movement thing. Yes, exercise. Clearly there has to be a better way to keep your health in good order without that, right?
As I was sitting on my behind staring at the wall, my daughter calls me from the basement. “Mommy, I have something to show you!”
So, I pull my arse out of my comfort zone and go down the stairs. I find her (she’s three) at the bottom of the steps holding a red magnet and pointing to my dinosaur that I’ve ignored for the past two years. My treadmill.
Taking my hand in her small one she leads me to the thing and hands me the magnet while she steps on the belt. I hold her hand as I turn the thing on and she walks for five minutes and all the while I’m thinking…it really should be me.
How can I instil health values to my kids if I don’t do it?
How can I keep up with her when she turns five – ten – fifteen(OMG) if I’m the one sitting and she’s the one running?
The answer was staring me in the face for two years. I had to stop ignoring the dinosaur in the room. I had to do it for me, for her.
Needless to say, after she finished her session, she helped mommy get on and held my hand.
What is your dinosaur and where do you find motivation?