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It's all my fault.

Friday, June 26, 2015

emoticon A While back, I had posted a list of 4 goals I wanted to accomplish from choosing a healthier lifestyle.
They were all centered on long term goals, envisioning a life of health and being able to share it with those I loved.
I tossed the list during a period of my life when I felt as if I was not doing what I needed to do to accomplish them and the list was a reminder of what I couldn't do.
Before I attempt to locate it in a word document, there was one goal on that list which I remember without needing a reminder:
I wanted to be a good example for my family, my children so that DH and I would be able to grow old together and enjoy seeing them get married and have children of their own, making us active grandparents.
One recent day, my son shared with me that it was all my fault. He now liked Arnold Thins. In the past he had been resistant to even trying them. Now, he is focused on getting healthy. He works out almost daily. He eats very healthy, AND It's all my fault. Never have I been so happy to be at the receiving end of that line.
Now we talk about fitness, goals, rest days and both of us are attempting to set a stronger example for my DD, his sister, to get her to want to become healthier as well.

He's 20 mos older than she, so maybe the turn around time will be soon, especially since girls generally pick up on things faster than boys. emoticon
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  • ALABAMASUSAN17
    emoticon Nice!
    767 days ago
  • NGAWHETU
    Snow again last night wonderful,
    1183 days ago
  • GRACIEC
    emoticon I always told you that you were inspirational!
    1622 days ago
  • BKWERM
    emoticon That's emoticon I hope you and your son can help your daughter decide to embrace a healthy lifestyle, too.

    I always tell my nieces and nephews that the one thing they should never give up is physical activity/exercise. If I hadn't, I doubt that I would be 50 pounds overweight now.
    1622 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2015 8:43:46 PM
  • KIPSTER52
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    1623 days ago
  • BLAMEBETTY
    That must have been a great moment. To hear that you are influencing positive change with anybody is a wonderful thing, but hearing from your own children is a very powerful message. Congrats! No doubt you'll be getting blamed again soon by your DD emoticon
    1623 days ago
  • SARAANN73
    That's terrific! My family is a big motivator for me too. I have a hard time keeping up with the rest of them when we hike, etc., but in my mind, that's a great thing!
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    1623 days ago
  • _BRAVE_NEW_ME_
    Bravo! What a happy realization! So cool when they recognize the positive things you've done. And what great motivation for you to keep those positive actions going in your own life!

    Both of my adult daughters (who used to roll their eyes at my efforts) are wearing fitbits and doing the Daily Burn. I'm happy they are gaining their own healthy insights!
    1623 days ago
  • NUTRON3
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  • TRESSA48
    Great blog, Maureen! How wonderful to know what an awesome role model you have been for your family. Here's hoping your daughter will be joining you and her brother soon on the journey to better health and fitness. emoticon
    1623 days ago
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