It’s frustrating when you miss a workout; either due to injury or just a long, stressful, day at work. You tend to want to throw in the towel. I have had a killer workout planned for the following morning, and then been awoken by my sick child who keeps me up all night. This is called LIFE! Luckily, we have one more trick to pull out, making solid nutrition choices. It’s powerful and 80% of reaching our goals anyway.
Sure, it’s easier said then done, but what other choice do we have? Obsess on missing your workout, turning to pity-party foods and feeling even worse the next morning. I’ve been there and trust me it’s not the most effective solution.
The moment you find yourself in a situation that doesn’t allow your regular workout, tighten up the nutrition by lowering your carbs a little and find yourself much calmer, not backsliding at all. It actually happens to me often when I travel and lose my ‘home routine’. I’m sure several of you can relate. Maybe you need to pull out a motivational magazine/picture or a clean eating recipe to help the process. When we are prepared and take the positive approach to things happening that are out of our control, it’s then we can find a bit more balance to achieving true health.
As always thanks for being apart of my journey and letting me be apart of yours!
The most effective way to influence your child is by setting the example, your children will follow your food and exercise habits. We need to be aware that what we say and do, regarding our health and happiness, is always influencing our family. If you want a healthy child, you need to be a healthy parent. Take walks, park far away when grocery shopping, get out of the house and away from the kitchen, get distracted together. However, there is the other side of this as well. Speaking positive things about your body so your child develops the same confidence is crucial. We live in a society of extremes, either your not making effort to be healthy at all or there's too much focus on it. Both can be detrimental to our families well being, since balance is key.
If your children see you eating your fruits and vegetables, being active, and limiting your TV time, there’s a good chance that they will do the same. These habits will also have the happy side effect of helping you maintain a healthy weight. Not to mention you'll be spending more time together!
Here are a few top tips from helpguide.com that can help:
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My family is healthier and happier when we take the time to invest in one another, and focus on what really matters. I have gotten a lot better at planning weekend getaways or daytrips that take us away from the everyday grind and the pile of dishes in the sink. Making memories and developing relationships should be made a priority, and not letting a "To-do list" be an excuse.
Thanks for being apart of my journey and allowing me to take part in yours!