I’m a healthy lifestyle coach now, but would you believe that I’ve actually always enjoyed being physically active?
Some coaches have shared stories of HATING physical activity and somehow got sucked into a physically active lifestyle because they got ill, needed to lose a lot of weight, desired to fit societies standards, or just simply thought it was the cool thing to do.
Well, I’ve always LOVED being physically active!
And although I do not exercise every single day nor always want to leave my home to travel to the gym, I find working out invigorating!
Working out is something that I would do EVEN if I woke up one day with a ripped physique that would never transform no matter how much pizza I ate.
I’ve been active since I was very young, elementary school age. As a matter of fact, when I was growing up children were often outdoors playing sports, riding bikes, climbing trees, roller skating, along with many other fun activities..
I used to LOVE doing gymnastics outdoors, riding my bike, playing hide & seek, hop scotch, tag, jumping rope and playing in the woods behind my house with friends.
Many children I talk to now say that they don’t go outside to play often enough.
According to the CDC, the percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity.
How can Parents Help Minimize Childhood Obesity?
Well, ONE thing we can do about that is to lead by example and get up off our own butts sometimes!
Too many adults simply don’t make an effort to be consistently physically active because it’s NOT a priority.
It’s often not a priority because many of us are exhausted after a long day at work, taking care of the children, running errands, and trying to squeeze in some relaxation time.
I know exactly what it’s like to feel exhausted after a long day because I used to veg out after work in front of the television and working out was the LAST thing on my brain.
That was the case until I decided that part of my exhaustion stemmed from the fact that I WASN’T working out. I didn’t realize that all it took was less than 30 minutes, several days a week to feel fully invigorated
AND sculpt my body the way that I desired after having my daughter at the age of 30.
I thought it would take WAY too much of my time to work out and I wasn’t feeling that!
Boy, was I WRONG!
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That’s why I created a savvy eBook on how to CREATE time to work out even with a hectic schedule. I share the TOP strategies overwhelmed adults have used to be more consistent and confident about their results. Get a complimentary copy by joining my encouraging Nutrition 4 Busy Women Facebook group full of positive-minded women who are dropping pounds day by day by adopting these strategies!
Don’t you agree that it’s time that we lead by example to our children, nieces, and nephews PLUS avoid yearly excess pounds at the same time?
Our children’s future and OUR future depends on us!
Let me know in the comments what your FAVORITE childhood activities were and share this post with friends who sometimes find it challenging to CREATE time to work out consistently even without a hectic schedule.
Thanks for reading!
To Our Health & Happiness,