So this is what I’d like to be doing today instead of sitting at home! I started a blog months ago, have deleted almost all the posts, and now I’ve decided to start over…with a purpose! Sort of… My goal is to motivate myself, and MAYBE a few others to live better, in baby steps, of course.
I am a mother of three, and I am trying to raise them to be happy, healthy, confident people. I am finding THIS IS A HARD JOB!!! For the healthy part, the slogans parents hear are great – EAT LESS, MOVE MORE….FIVE A DAY….MCDONALD’S IS EVIL (okay, I made that one up), but my point is….it is SO much easier said than done. Some days are just plain HARD – and you REALLY want to go through a drive through (at said evil place maybe?) and order junk food!!! Junk food is good!! I mean, it’s BAD!! But it tastes good – sometimes. So how do we teach our kids moderation? Healthy eating habits to last a life-time? Prevent Type II Diabetes, elevated blood pressures and cholesterol, obesity….Do I have the answer? NO! Sorry, didn’t mean to get anyone excited. But again, my point is – I am trying. I am trying to set my children up to live a healthy lifestyle – when they are away from home, especially. It’s easy to control what they eat at home. Hopefully the habits will stick with them throughout their life times. With a strong family history of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, we have to eat right, eat healthy and hopefully live and eat well!
I am especially challenged with my children b/c I have one that is super thin and muscular – every girls dream; one that is >95% for weight on her growth chart; and a son with food allergies! Not to mention a diabetic husband, and myself, who is still working on losing baby weight…from 9 years ago 😉 So…maybe if I actually write things down, I’ll feel more accountble. I’ll be more motivated to not buy Kid Cuisine’s, fish sticks and chicken nuggets. We’ll see….wish me luck.