Ladies, with the constant diets and eating trends, I encourage people to find what works for them. But we must be aware of how much it consumes our time, energy and focus. Let’s be aware of how we speak around our children, especially young girls.
As a coach, I am aware that my habits and views of my body are portrayed to my girls. If all I talked about were my calories and my 6 workouts a week and how I can’t eat that timbit…that, indirectly, is what I tell them is healthy. Do I workout 6 days a week? Sometimes. But that is not what makes me healthy. Being happy while I’m working on being stronger and a better version of myself is key. Reaching my goals is not going to make me any happier than I am right now.
So what do we answer the small girls that ask us? We want to be strong. We want to be healthy. We want to be challenged and grow. We want to be able to do anything we want whenever we want without our bodies restricting us. We want to experience life in all is greatness and a fit healthy body will help us do that.