Thursday, August 18, 2011
So yesterday I went outside with the kids. I got bored watching them play, so I walked laps around the fence in the backyard...10 laps=.5miles! I was so happy to have done something like that while they were outside and active themselves.
My 11 year old was adopted by us a few years ago...he has some issues that make him him, but last night I found out he isn't as good at physical fitness stuff as he used to be. He has been slouching, and his doctor gave him exercises to work on the upper shoulder muscles...but when he couldn't do a push up anymore I got down. Literally...I got down, showed him how to do it and made him do 15 modified ones. I won't let my kids go "weak". He is supposed to be at the start of all this physical fitness stuff, and here he is losing it all. I was disappointed in myself for not being a better example. However, now he will have to keep up with me and do something muscle building everyday with me!
My three year old on the other hand walks around with my 5lb hand weights and doing bicep curls and overhead lifts nonstop. He loves watching mommy exercise and tries some himself quite a bit. He loves when I pull out the resistance bands and is good at those things!
I am happy that I noticed this before it got too out of hand for my older son. I don't want him to stop using his muscles, because when he doesn't do things he does forget due to his conditions. It is sad that I didn't think about this earlier, but good that I am still able to do things with him now. He loves riding skateboard and bike, but he needs to build his muscles in the rest of his body...well not build them, work them.
Here's to another good day and keep moving!!