Thursday, April 21, 2011
Leading by example
You see, my girls have ALWAYS seen their mother working out. My exercise journey began many, many years ago.... I have fond memories of me being about 12 yrs old, subscribing to all the fitness type magazines I could read and doing all the exercises I could in the privacy of my bedroom. I would grunt out those sit ups and leg lifts, not because I was fat (I graduated high school at 105 pounds people so that wasn't an issue for me) but because, okay you ready for it.....I ENJOYED IT! I guess you could say this was the start of my "at home" vidioticy!
When I graduated high school, my mom and I began working out at a gym (very short lived) but here is where I learned to love the weight training! I would bring books by such greats as Rachel Mclish and follow their routines. (people would actually approach me and ask me for advice!) I didn't realize I was a "fat" skinny 105 because after I started lifting, I literally SHRANK in inches & I packed on 15 pounds of muscle! I never looked better! 120 lbs of hotness! Long live weight training!!!
After my short stint with the gym, I got married to my 1st husband (also a short stint, thank goodness), had my 2 beautiful girls but I continued with my daily workouts. This is where I became a "vidiot"--doing my workouts to exercise videos. The girls would watch momma do her "dancing" and I'd get my "me" time. A win/win!
Now, to the present day, I still get up in the morning and do my daily workouts. I am glad I've always lead by example that fitness is something of who you are. It is part of me, like breathing, sleeping, eating.
So when my girls (or my husband, who God bless him, is wanting to begin to exercise again) or anyone else for that matter approaches me with questions, I gladly share my love of fitness.
It all starts with one step