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Here is my REAL motivation

Monday, October 07, 2013

My kids are my motivation to be healthy and work hard. It shows when my ds loves to workout with me. My dd2 tries to do yoga with me or just watches. Even more touching when my dd1 (a 5th grader writes about me) to share with the class.

There is her essay as she wrote it: (BTW she got a 92%)

I know someone who prepared for a big event. My mom prepared for a marathon, and it was on the fourth of July. She needed to prepare in just a few days.
First, she needed to find the right type of clothes. She searched high and low for the right clothes. Then she found them. She found a pink shirt and black running shorts. "They are a perfect fit," she said.
Next, she must prepare for the run. When she prepares she run on the treadmill. She runs faster and faster, then she slows down. When my mom is tired she stops and stretches. "I love running", she said tiredly.
On the day before the race my mom runs for less time than she did the last few days. her feet are sore and she needs to relax. My mom eats healthy food. The she goes to bed early. "What will the race be like?" she wonders.
O the day of the race she eats a good breakfast. It's five in the morning and time to leave. When my mom arrived she got in her spot. "Ready, Set, Go!" someone yelled. Everyone took off like rockets. A few minuets later my mom crossed the finish line. She received her medal and went home. This was an event that mom my did, that I will never forget.

I just wanted to cry. I know she has some grammar issues to fix, but she is proud of her grade and well I am going to keep this and add it to my scrapbook ( will start some day). Her facts are a little mixed up, but it is all good. I wish the race was a medal race, but just knowing how proud she is of me is all I need.

Thank you for reading my REAL motivation on this journey.
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  • PATTYR81

    It's truly inspiring when we find out that our kids really DO notice our actions and are actually PROUD of us!

    Pull this out to read and re-read when she gets to the 'Tough Middle School Years'. My 3rd dd is 12, in the throes of them and EVERYTHING I do / say is wrong, dumb and embarrasses her. emoticon

    I can laugh it off with this one, but was TERRIBLY hurt when dd#1 went thru this.

    This sweet girly is HEARTWARMING!!! emoticon
    1680 days ago
    That is SO SWEET! They are watching us! LOL :)
    1682 days ago
    How sweet!
    1686 days ago
    Wonderful motivation!
    1687 days ago
    It is great when kids and others can be inspired ny your accomplishements.
    1688 days ago
    that´s great love.i persauded my nephew to od a 10k with me next year .still trying to get my oldest son to join us.hope my kids will be as proud of me as your daughter is of you.hope you gave her a big big hug. emoticon
    1688 days ago
    That is wonderful! I am so glad the kids are learning too. Hopefully, they will learn this early and not have the same battles with weight that some of us have.
    1688 days ago
    You rock MOM! "a few minutes later..." love it!
    1688 days ago
    Wow - that is some testimony. Amazing what our children observe when we don't even know they are watching. I think you may be raising some children who will live very healthy lives - way to go.
    1688 days ago
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