My kids are 4 and 6 years old and they are like sponges. Although I wish I would do everything perfect I don't I get some things wrong. Everyday they see Mama working out and Daddy running they know we do this everyday except on rest days. We try to instill in them that a daily workout routine is just as important and lets say a bath. lol. We have been on this workout journey for about 7 years now and they have been there every step of the way. When Ryan showed an interest in boxing I know that him seeing us workout helped him see that working out is okay and that in order to reach your goals you have to work hard for them.
So how do you inspire your children to workout with you without pushing them or making them.
Simple you just do you and they will follow. They only one I tell he has to workout is Ryan because he is conditioning right now for boxing but before that I did not say to word to join me, they just did. Stacy occasionally will just run up and say I wanna workout let me bring more water and a snack. lol! She is my snack buddy! Yesterday she even brought me a cold banana and yogurt!
Once they see you and how you don't give up they will want to join in on that experience. I workout solely at home so they see it everyday. I remember my Dad would always workout and now he is 67 years old and came to visit a couple of weeks ago and he worked out every other day, it was still inspiring. Lead by example.
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The Bachelor!!!! Ben H! I love MONDAYS! Three hours all to myself! lol Well sort of. My 6 year old and 4 year old watch sometimes lol. Ryan my 6 year old was off to bed when he saw mommy hooked on the TV that no one could move her which is a rare thing. He started watching with me and our conversation went something like this:
Ryan: "OK mommy, so this guy is dating all these woman and he only gets to pick one?"
Ryan: "Oh that's hard!"
Me: "Yes, maybe one day you'll be on the show!"
Ryan: "No, Thanks! lol"
At this point in the show Ben is on a one on one date with Jojo and the other women watch them kiss.
Ryan: "That's bad...I would be mad! lol"
Me: "Its a part of the show."
Ben and Jojo take off on a helicopter and in comes another date card. On this date card it was a group date so, several women's names were on the card.
Ryan: "So all those woman are going on the date??"
Ryan: "Oh no mommy how are they going to fit all in that helicopter???"
Me: "lol, they are not going on the helicopter!"
Ryan: "oh thank god!"
Then he turns around and falls sound asleep. lol
Yesterday I learned that Becca annoys me and that I am starting to get attached to some of the ladies.
Looking forward for week 5 next Monday!