Saturday, July 13, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
I was reading in my idea fit magazine about obesity in kids. One of the things it said was that due to the kids increasing weight their lifespan is going to be less than our own. I look at my own kids and as a Mom, of course I am always worried about them. Especially since I have battled my weight. I hope I have been teaching them enough about nutrition and how to cook good food for themselves. I Was watching Joel Osteen who spoke about a person he knew. He said that if we continue to act as we have it will continue to be a problem through generations. But if we stop and make a change now, that change is what's going to happen through those generations. It's so much easier to let them play video games and watch TV so I can get some work done. But what's easy isn't always what's best. Besides, I need to stay active myself. So this week we went for a long bike ride. This afternoon we are going swimming. Tomorrow we are going to camp where we will be hiking and playing. Yes, I would like to be lazy and relax but when it comes down to it, it really is much more fun, for all of us, to go swimming tis afternoon. On our bike ride a few days ago, we saw an eagle, a heron and a bee hive just like out of Winnie the Pooh. When we go to Scout camp we will do some star gazing, hiking and so many other active things. We will be building memories that my kids can share when they have kids of their own. I know money can be a problem with so many people. But it doesn't cost money to go on a bike ride outside of the initial investment of a bike. You can walk to the friend on the corner instead of call or text. Walk through a farmers market. Have the kids join you to rake the leaves, pull the weeds or mow the yard. Go to the local school and swing with them. These are the memories the kids will remember. These are also the memories that you will remember. And you will be helping to break the cycle of obesity.