Are your children overweight?
If so, just what are you doing about it?
Here's what I'm doing about it!
Luckily, my kids aren't vastly overweight, or even really overweight at all. HS2, however, did inherit my metabolism…the one that causes me to easily gain unless I either exercise, eat healthy, or both.
Recently, I've noticed a definite pudginess around HS2's face. Realizing this is the beginning of the road to Bad Decisions, I told him (and HD2 as well) the following.
"Kids, the plain fact is….along with my utter godlike brains and beauty, you also inherited my utterly lousy metabolism. And the fact is….we're all starting to put on weight.
So! It's time to revisit eating healthy and exercising once again! But you do need to know – HD1 and HS1 take after Dad, so they don't have the same issues. Thus, they might get more desserts than we do…these things happen."
And you know what they said when they learned their siblings wouldn't have to work as hard?
"That's fine Mom, we understand."
I think the fact I included meself in the buckling-down health-wise had a hugely positive impact as well.
Which brings me to the point of this post!
If your children are ballooning up, you owe it to them to rein them in and help them learn food self-control.
And if this means you yourself have to be deprived….that's fine!
It's what parents *do*.
I'm happy to announce the 3 of us are already seeing results!
Every day, we do Dance Dance Revolution for 45 minutes or so, and I either indoors bike or lift weights etc. The kids really enjoy seeing their DDR ability improve; it's truly a tremendous thing to see how they all get along together.
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Remember, children have no incentive generally to eat well and stay strong, so it's up to you to make it so.
They'll thank you in the future.
ps – speaking about Dance Dance, have you seen: