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Using An App To Help Me Stay On Path

Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

Finding Inspiration When We Least Expect It

I've never been one to enjoy strength training. In fact, unless I'm with a group of people, or taking a class, I find it really hard to make myself do it.

But years ago, Hubby decided to get a bowflex. I had my doubts then if we'd ever use it. The answer is.. no we did not. It's used more to 'dry clothes' than build or tone muscles. In fact, I'm in the process of selling it. When I do any strength training at home, I use my free weights.

But a couple of weeks ago, I decided to do a few reps and Lil Man was amazed by it all. Today, as I was working on the computer, I heard a noise. I looked over to see what he was into, and this is what I found.

He was 'working out'. It was beyond cute, but it was also an "aha" moment. Sometimes we can find inspiration when we least expect it. And our children are always watching, even when we think they aren't.

So, what did I do? I stopped what I was doing, and went and 'worked' out with him. He actually climbed up and stood up behind me and assisted with lat pull-downs. (I took a video of it, but it's too large to post here.)

But each time I go for a run, or take him running with me, he's watching. Each time I drag out the weights, or do a workout video, he's watching. But he's also watching when I eat the chocolate, the ice cream, and the processed foods. So, what do I do? I wait until he's napping then sneak my food (just kidding). I'm trying (notice I said trying which doesn't always mean succeeding) to set a better example. Because he's watching. He's absorbing, and he's using us as examples.

I'm very thankful to have this inspiration today, and the reminder that I am setting an example for my son.


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