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I think my Daughter is Going to Kick my Butt!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tonight I was frantically running around trying to get in at LEAST 10,000 steps. Then I got the bright idea to see how many times I could climb our stairs -- my Fitbit activity page promised me a badge for 10 flights of stairs! Trying to go as quickly as I could, I went up and down six times, took a rest and then went back and did four more. My knees were complaining, I was out of breath and this makes no sense, but I was marvelling at just how out of shape I am and feeling bad about that, but at the same time I was feeling accomplished for doing it. Make any sense?
So my 10 yo DD is watching me, and soon she is running up and down the stairs with me, cheering me on, telling me I could do one more. We ended up bounding up and down the stairs together giggling -- well, if one can giggle when one is completely out of breath.
So I sit down on the couch and am syncing my Fitbit to record all this fabulousness when my DD gets that gleam in her eye. She grabs some paper and says, "Mom, I'm making you a chart." She gestures toward the computer screen and asks me what it is all about. I explain to her that the gadget I was wearing records my steps, mileage and stairs. She makes a note of each on her paper, then busily starts writing away. In about ten minutes she triumphantly declares that she is done and shows me what she was doing. Turns out she has made up a handy week-long chart for me telling me what I am to do each day. Tomorrow she expects that I can beat my steps by adding another 900. She expects me to climb the stairs another ten times then she figures I can boost my activity score by jogging around the house five times. She also believes that weather permitting we can go for a walk in the park. The next day she lowered all the numbers. The day after that she increased them again. She took her chart and posted it on the fridge where I will have to look at it. I asked her since when did she turn into my drill sergeant. She just smiled, patted me on the shoulder and said, "Relax. I'm going to do it with you."
I think I have just met the youngest, meanest fitness trainer on the planet. Probably just what I need!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAWYERPATTI 2/16/2013 11:31AM

    I can see her now! lol

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DARLENEK04 2/15/2013 8:46PM

  Terrific kid..............and smart too....
A cheerleader and a drill sergent in the same


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BMCOLLEY 2/15/2013 7:47AM

    Oh she is wonderful. We could all use a coach like her.

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NESARIAN 2/14/2013 8:00PM

    How blessed you are to have such a special daughter who loves you so much. She may well be practicing for her future career!

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WALLAHALLA 2/14/2013 2:46PM

    How wonderful! You are lucky to have such a loving little cheerleader and encourager. emoticon emoticon That would certainly motivate me!
Happy emoticon & emoticon Day!

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MIDROAD 2/14/2013 8:57AM

    How sweet and smart she is. Jillian Michaels, move over......

Have fun you two!

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2BEABETTERME 2/14/2013 8:50AM

    What a great coach! What a fun thing for both of you!

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MALEXANDER4 2/14/2013 7:09AM

    Now for 10 she is a whiz kid. That is an awesome idea and you have a partner, a two fer there. Glad your enjoying the Fitbit and now you have made me want one also, but even without it I could use with challenging myself more. Have a wonderful day and I know you can reach all your goals.

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TERRYT55 2/14/2013 1:43AM

    What a kid! I'm happy this is the blog I read right before heading up to bed. I'll be off to dreamland with a smile on my face.

You have a very special daughter!


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MONTHONY 2/14/2013 1:33AM

    Kids, I can't imagine our lives without the joy they bring.

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