Monday, June 04, 2012
I hope that I'm teaching by example. Last time I was around this set of grands was 2 years ago, just after they finally figured out I had fibro. Then I was barely able to do anything, spacey and achy.
Now I can keep up with them! Sure I've been sneaking my naps in, but I'm walking with them both mornings and evenings. When we go somewhere I can keep up. This is the greatest!
I hope to be teaching them by example. I reach for fruit between meals. I eat a chip or two at a picnic, but have grapes nearby to reach for instead. My water bottle is filled to the brim everytime we go somewhere.
The other thing they have noted is that before we go anywhere I fill a snack baggie with animal crackers.
I introduced them to smoothies that didn't come from a frozen mix. The first time out they loved them. The second time I should have put some stevia in. The berries weren't so sweet. Hopefully they will try again.
Wouldn't it be great to get them to carry water to the park with them? On the next leg of the trip I think I will pick up souvenier water bottles for them. Maybe that will help get them into the habit.