Lead by Example
I haven't had a chance to post for a while, but I just wanted to pop in and write a little something. A couple weeks ago I got to be a run Buddy for my daughter on her very first 5k. She participated all fall with the Girls on the Run program and to finish off they ran in the Lake Eola 5K.
It was amazing to watch Evie work through the race. She went from excited to struggling to pure adrenaline at the end. We always try to teach our children to exercise without forcing it on them. I want them to find something that they enjoy even if it's just going outside and running around.
The cheapest and most important gift you can give your children is setting them up for a healthy lifestyle. Remember that you are the parents and that your kids look up to you. Just stop and think what kind of example you are giving. I have recently read the the current generation of children growing up is the first in history to have a higher mortality rate to the previous generation. This is alarming! Let's break the cycle!