Thursday, March 22, 2012
I was thinking about something today. I don't know why it hit me today, but it really did.
I have been doing my children a dis-service.
I know that setting a good example is important. But is it enough, really do I think that it is.
As a mom, I require that my kids get good grade. I require that they do their chores. I require that they go to church. I require that they are civil to each other and that they are polite members of society. I require my kids to do community service.
What I haven't required is just as important as what I require. I don't require that they "exercise" in an intential manner. I haven't stressed the importance of being fit and healthy.
Yes, they are all active in sports and just living. But I have failed them.
I have failed to instill in them a life long habit that will not only help them physically, but emotionally as well. I have failed to give them the tools that they will need to lead a healthy life.
Last night, while I was running this thought crossed my mind. Not only did it cross my mind then but it continued throughout the night and into today. What have I done to promote my kids living a healthy life.
Nothing, I have showed them how not to eat healthfully, I have not instilled in them a life long habit of exercise.
So that is my goal, I know that my older children that no longer live at home will see our example. But the kids that still live here are going to get active. We are going to exercise as a family. A happy (mostly) more healthy FAMILY.
My blogs are going to be about our action steps to be a healthier family in the next few weeks. I feel like this is one of the most important things that I can do for my family as a mother. I am so excited.