Tonight was my son's football banquet. I'm so proud of him and I usually don't boast about his accomplishments, but I know how much work he's done so I'm going to give him his kudos.
He's a sophomore in high school. He carries between a 3.7 and 3.8 grade point average. Good grades don't come easy for him and he studies every night at least 3 hours.
He's the varsity football starting kicker and receiver, and back-up quarterback. His team had practice every night from 3:30-8:00pm. Weight lifting every Sunday at 5pm and Wednesday at 6:15 am. His team this year made it to the state championship game...they lost and took runner-up. My son earned the following awards this season for athletics and academic...
All State Coaches' Association - 2nd Team All State Kicker
All State Sports Writers' Association - 2nd Team All State Kicker
1st Team All District Offense Field Goal/Extra Point Kicker
1 st Team All District Defense Kick-off Kicker
Runner-Up Iowa High School State Football Team
Varsity Football Letter Winner
He's such an inspiration to me. I see how much he works to achieve his goals. Besides team practices he uses his own spare time to practice his kicking and cardio training. He knows about SparkPeople and my journey to become healthier. I think that he is proud of me for trying this and he sees how I've changed my eating habits and the exercises I've started doing. Sometimes he does the exercises with me. I've noticed too that when he snacks, he will take the chips or whatever and go to his room to watch TV. Then when he's done, he'll come back to the family room. He doesn't say it, but I know he does this for my benefit. He enjoys eating healthy with me, but again, he's 16 and needs his junk food...ha ha.
Tonight was bitter-sweet because I saw my little boy growing up, it goes to fast, but I was so proud of him.
I really want to get to my goal weight and improve my health. I've set a year to accomplish this. I know I'm on the right path. I just need to stay focused and I CAN DO THIS !! The motivation I get from watching my son put so much dedication into his goals will help me accommplish my goals too.