Fitness Friday – 08.24.12

I know it’s been a while since I updated in the Go Green Get Fit challenge, so today it’s going to be fairly comprehensive.  I’m doing well with my routines, and am up to running 3 miles at a time.  I am still slow as molasses, but I’m finishing and I’m not miserable for 2 days after a run. I haven’t been able to make it to my regular classes because of circumstances around my home, but my weight is still totally in control and last night when we went for a family walk, I was able to blaze through it, charging up the “hills” without an issue.

I love this.  I love feeling healthy and alive.  I’m sleeping better than I have in years.

You what I love the most?  The change I see in my family.  When my 3 year old is getting angry or stressed, I see him making choices to run and exercise. He tells me always feels better. He asks to go for walks and while we are on the walk, he asks why I’m not running. My little peanut of a daughter can hold plank for an unbelievable amount of time. It makes me laugh so much to watch the two of them attempt jumping jacks.

I joined the Go Green Get Fit Challenge thinking it would be me who changed, but when I realized my husband had to tighten his belt another notch this week, I realized that the last few months haven’t only impacted me. I’m back to making meals that focus on the whole food aspect and less and less on the planning. We are going on family walks more and more frequently.  We walk to soccer games and the park. I park all the way in the back of the parking lot, even with both kids so that I can burn those extra calories.

So even though the challenge will end eventually, I hope that within my own home, it will continue to be our lifestyle.  I’m enrolling Liam in a gym and swim class to help him continue to be active throughout the Fall and Winter.  Sylvi will tag along and we’ll do what we can considering her skills aren’t quite as advanced as his. And I will continue to plug on toward my last two goals that will be coming up in October of another 5k and a sprint Triathalon.

What are you doing to take care of your family and teach them to exercise and stay healthy?

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