Teaching Kids To Be Confident and Strong

Teaching Kids To Be Confident and Strong

Quick Diet Update…

I haven’t blogged about my diet for a couple weeks so I want to give you a quick update. I’ve started the first “cut” of the program. That means I’m cutting some calories out of my diet (mostly in the form of fat). How do I feel about that? Not good. In fact, I’ve been quite crabby. Egg whites and spinach in the morning with no coconut oil? NO THANKS! And to eat that when I’m starving after coaching 3 morning classes = πŸ™

So I’m struggling. A few things I’ve learned:

  • I talk too much about dieting/eating right in front of my kids. Yes, they need to learn about proper nutrition but I’m a little disgusted with myself for always feeling the need to be better.
  • Just because it’s a healthy fat doesn’t mean you can eat unlimited amounts of it.
  • Don’t do this diet when your spouse is doing the “mass” plan. He’s on the same program but trying to GAIN weight. Talk about challenging!

More updates coming next week! And maybe pics…. we shall see πŸ™‚


I’m spending a lot of time preparing for our June kids program. Lisa and I are excited! She will bring a great gymnastics strength to the class and I will be the barbell specialist πŸ˜‰ We both enjoy teaching kids and we have very similar philosophies on what we want to promote in our class. Fitness for life, Confidence, Fun and Nutrition.

  • Fitness for Life – Sports are important. They teach kids how to be a part of a team and to work well with others. But what they don’t always teach our children is how to exercise on their own and eat healthy. I’m saddened byΒ the current physical state of some of the top athletes in my high school class. These people were rockstars and now they are overweight and unhealthy. If only they had been taught how to take care of their bodies.
  • Confidence – I pay attention to whether or not kids can look me in the eye when they talk to me. In high school, my English teacher commented on how I was the only student in class making eye contact with her. It was a big deal! I’ve watched kids go from boisterous children to shy teenagers. What has happened to them? Why are they losing self confidence? My goal is to give them confidence. To feel good about themselves inside and out.
  • Fun – Do I want kids to be able to clean & jerk, snatch and do pull-ups? YES! But ultimately, it’s about having fun. We are developing and researching fun methods to coach your children. When they leave CPM, they will be happy and feel amazing πŸ™‚
  • Nutrition – Kids need to learn how to eat. We will talk about making healthy choices to fuel their bodies. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being strong! My hope is that my children never feel the need to diet. Eat healthy, exercise, throw away your scale and just enjoy life πŸ™‚

Have a GREAT weekend CPM!


The O-Board Says…

300m Row
25 Box jump
20 Push-ups
30 Sit-ups
25 Jumping Pull-ups
20 KB Turkish Get-ups