Motivational Monday: Family Health and Fitness

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Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed weekend. I had some time to spend with my family on Sunday. It was nothing big, but we got to eat one of my favorite meals… GUMBO! My husband was the executive chef, and I just followed his instructions to make the meal successful (My mom also pitched in). You know family time is a great time to begin to set up those behaviors or habits that we want to pass on to our children. They observe everything we do as parents and become sponges, so why not pass on something that will make them live a healthier life.

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I really don’t have time to go to the gym, so a lot of the time I am exercising at home. The funny thing is it is rubbing off on my children. I ask, “Who is going to do the workout with me tonight?”… and they happily reply…”Me!” It is amazing how it has just become apart of their lives. Even my 19 month old is joining in an doing his version of push ups, jogging, and mountain climbers. Now all I need to do is get them into eating more vegetables…Lol(especially my 6 year old). Surprisingly though, my baby, he loves fruits and veggies in abundance.

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Family health and fitness starts with us parents. Instead of just teaching them, why don’t we be that example for our little ones. So the next time you want to grab for that twinkie, try the apple or grapes instead. Hopefully it will be one of the greatest gifts we pass to our children. The gift of health to live a long and active life. Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

 

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