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Keep Pushing!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Yesterday was a fabulously sunny, clear, slightly crisp fall day. I started off my walk and decided to do a few figure eight laps of a park close by. As I was walking a public school near by came out for gym class and the teacher was having them run around the track I was on. I got to see all the shapes and sizes of the children, mostly thin boys and girls just starting to put on a bit of weight. There was, however, one girl who was running as fast as I was walking. Her face was red and she was, for her age, overweight. She was going through the motions but I could tell she hated running. I thought how she stood out, being last, quite a bit overweight and looking like she was experiencing a heart attack. I wanted to reach out to her and tell her "Just keep pushing" and " Get to a normal weight now, before you have a lifetime of weight problems" But of course I said nothing.
On my way home I thought about the epidemic of overweight children and how they would benefit from the SP program. A new division "SP Kids". So now if I ever get a chance to help children of this age I will tell them about SP, so they see the many people who have had to work so hard to loose those many pounds they never should have accumulated in the first place. emoticon
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    During one of my practicums last year, the class wore pedometers and tracked their steps and competed with other classes around the world. By tracking their steps they learned about places all over the world by "travelling". It was a really great program and they loved it. The students all were encouraged to be physically active and they not only learned about the places they "travelled" to but also the places where the other competing classes were.
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    Great blog! Stay on track!
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