It’s hard for me to believe I have a 13 years old!!!! EEEK! Really, she is the best and I’m so happy with who she’s growing up to be. Taylor is smart [er than me], funny, fun, witty, respectful, honest, beautiful, generous, talented and displays self-controll beautifully. She is at the perfect age for me to introduce her to the fitness world… And that’s SO EXCiTING to me! When I was about her age, my dad started taking me to the gym and taught me how to squat with proper form with a poll on my back, and now I get to pass this along to Taylor. At this age, girls are so impressionable and are forming an opinion about their body that will stick with them for the rest of their life. I am responsible, honored and excited to speak truth into the lives of young girls.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:13
I love the way this scripture is worded in the The Message translation of the Bible:
I’m sure you are making plans for vacation, parties and pool time this summer. In the mist of your planning, why don’t you add in some activities to do with your kids that encourage health?
1. Get your kids involved in making the DIY stuff for your home (cleaners, bug sprays, tooth paste and deodorant to name a few) I will start publishing what we are making in June. My kids are having a blast helping me with this project, and seem to want to use our cleaners more often when they had a part in making them! 🙂 I will take all the help I can get around here. Can I get an AMEN? My son especially loves getting involved when our recipe tells us to mix baking soda and vinegar!
2. Grow something with them. The kids are more open to eating veggies when they’ve been a part of growing them. If you do have a hard time getting your kiddo’s to eat healthy, read this guest blog I wrote for Hyperwear. I tell all about some of my secrets 🙂 Hehe
3. Find ways to workout with them. Bring them along to some PILATES CLASSES this summer, sign up for family PERSONAL TRAINING, or get out in your yard and PLAY!
In this picture, I am doing a workout with my kids using Hyperwear SANDBELLS. They create a GREAT workout and it feels more like playing when using them. And they are SAFE for kids to use!
These videos show a few games I created to play with my kids.
4. One more idea, bring your kids along on a FITNESS VACATION! It’s never to early, or late to develop a love for a healthy lifestyle.
I hope this is the BEST SUMMER EVER filled with adventure, memories, lots of REST & RELAXATION, and HEALTH!!!