My Daughter is about to make me proud..
Friday, January 08, 2010
I was sitting with my daughter the other night and we are always talking about exercising and weight loss. My daughter is having a hard time sticking with a routine. I always help her as much as I can and I think I am a good role model for her but she is so stubborn sometimes. She asked could we join a gym together but I told her it takes money and money is tight right now. So I asked her why every time I ask her to come walking with me she turns me down. She said I get up to early but I told her that is the best time. My daughter is 15 years old and she weighs 210lbs. She has even join Teenspark and has not been on. So like I was saying the other night she said that her school should have a weight loss class to help young girls learn about good nutrition and exercising. She feels that if she can get some of her friends involved she will be more motivated because school is were they spend most of their time. She feels that weight is a growing problem with teen girls and some are feeling really down about themselves. She want's to start an after school program that is dedicated in teaching them how to lose weight, excercise and eat healthier and also how important it is for their future. I told her to start by writting a letter to the principle and start a petition to see how many girls are interested. I was so excited about this when she told me. She said "MA" calm down because I need to think it through first. I told her all they could say is no, what have you got to lose at least you made an effort to help. I even told her maybe I could talk to someone at Spark who can help out by coming down to the school and talking with the them. Maybe that would get them motivated even more. I hope this works and I am so proud of my daughter for coming up with this idea to help herself and others. I LOVE HER!!
If anyone have any suggestions feel free to let me know.