Why do I say no to the candy at the movies? Why do I exercise every day? Why do I do these things?
Why do I say no to the candy at the movies? Why do I record my calories? Why do I eat clean unprocessed foods? Why do I exercise every day? WHY?
I found myself asking these questions as I was exercising today while my daughter was at a dance rehearsal. Note here, you will never find me sitting in my car waiting for her rehearsals to be finished. I physically can not sit and wait, knowing I could be doing something active. I know to some that might sound ridiculous, but to me sitting in the car is unproductive, when I could be getting in my own activity. This was not always my attitude.
16 years ago, before I had children, I was what I call a “casual exerciser” meaning that I’d exercise a few weeks and then motivation would wane and I’d stop. After having my son, 16 years ago, I made huge changes in my lifestyle. I exercised 4 to 5 times a week and joined WW. I lost over 100 pounds in 2 years and maintained it for several years, even becoming a WW Coach for 14 years. My son would watch me do my Tae-Bo (yes, it’s still a favorite) videos and even join in sometimes when he was a toddler. He grew up watching me eat healthy and exercise, but also knew this made his mom happy. Four years later I had my daughter and she too grew up exercising with me, and both cheered me on at races as running became a huge part of my life.
Fast forward to today at the track. I think about the fact that I’m almost 45 years old and I now eat a clean diet, no chemicals or additives, exercise 6 to 7 days a week, and I'm an AADP Board Certified Health Coach and own my own Health Coach practice. My son is now 16, a varsity athlete who prides himself on fueling his body correctly and working out so he is at the top of his game and my daughter is a competitive dancer and trains 6 to 7 days a week.
So, why do I say no to the candy at the movies? Why do I record my calories? Why do I eat clean unprocessed foods? Why do I exercise every day? WHY?
The answer is so I can be my best, healthy self and for my children who are always watching and learning from me!
When you find yourself wondering why you want to be healthy, eat clean and exercise, dig deep for your answer(s) as it will be your key to continued motivation and success.
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