The Little Ones Are Listening
Be careful with your words
The Whole Life Challenge really has me thinking.
I didn’t want to do this challenge. I’ve done it before and I’m in a good place with my eating and exercising. Chris can be convincing so here I am doing it anyway! I can say that I’m glad I signed up. Helping my CPM friends has been great so far and I don’t regret it.
But as I’ve been reading some of the daily reflections, I’m concerned by how hard people are on themselves. Which then makes me wonder what sort of words they use at home. Our kids see more than we think. They see mom pinching her tummy in the mirror. They hear her telling dad that she is fat. They hear her mention that she is going on another diet. And this is the most beautiful woman in the world according to them! How can she think that??
Are we setting our children up for the same rollercoaster ride of diets that we have done ourselves? What will you do when you catch your daughter pinching her tummy in the mirror? That would be devastating ☹️
I like my body. It has carried my children, hugged my friends and family, ran marathons, achieved muscle ups, held my children and even saved them from running into a busy street many many times…. I owe this body a lot. I owe it healthy food, plenty of rest, exercise and a massage on occasion. I also owe it a cupcake every now and then. That’s right, I said it 😉
So when you think about the Whole Life Challenge, don’t think about being perfect. Nicole said that well yesterday. This challenge isn’t about being perfect. It’s about being kind to your body. You owe it that much. Your kids think you are amazing and beautiful. Start seeing what they see and start saying kind things about yourself in front of them. You words may be having a much bigger impact on them than you think.
20 Minute AMRAP:
20 DB Hang Clean & Jerk
15 Box Jumps
*every 5 minutes 200m Jog