Start them Young...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Hi Spark Friends,
It's a gloomy afternoon and the weather is one step away from a misty rain. The air is a little chilly and I really feel like curling up with a sherpa blanket and a mug of hot cocoa. But I am here, thumbing through my workout dvds on the dining room table, trying to see if I can create a 6 month vision board of my goals and priorities so that I can optimize my potential. I am sure, that if I can focus a little bit harder, and put in just an ounce more determination each day, that I can actually accomplish something great. My daughter who will be turning three next month, is watching Blues Clues on the TV. I am thinking that creating a celebration around this "Blue" character might actually be a huge hit. Because this little girl just LOVES birthday parties. I actually survived all of Christmas Holiday with her yelling "Happy Birthday!!!" to everyone who crossed her path at the grocery store and daycare school. Everyone would later secretly whisper to me, " ....She told me Happy Birthday instead of Merry Christmas?!" I just smile and let them know that we've been going over Jesus's birth in bible study and she is excited about celebrating Jesus's birthday and presents. I am sure that with her birthday coming up, I will hear this H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-DAY stuff all over again right when I finally got her to hush!
I popped in my Tabata Inferno DVD to check out my workout to see how difficult it would be for me, and I am so tickled to see my daughter right there with me, struggling to do the push-ups, jump squat, and bicycle crunches. Her planks look a lot like Downward Dog! I wished I looked that cute trying to do it!
At least I can say one thing, hopefully she will have a better influence than what I had. I never saw my mother exercising regularly and eating healthy consistently. She never got around to making it a priority. Possibly having a healthy lifestyle, and taking care of your body can be a legacy that I pass on to my daughter.