Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Countdown to Raceday! (5 Days)

I AM GRATEFUL THAT MY FAMILY HAS A HEALTHY VIEW OF FITNESS!

Growing up, fitness was not a priority in my family. That is not to say that my parents fed us Twinkies for breakfast and Doritos for diner. There was almost always some vegetable at diner but like many from my generation, healthy food choices and the importance of being active were things I learned as an adult. 

Things are much different now. My children have a deep sense of the importance of staying active. When presented with a new food the first question they ask (after "what does it taste like?") is "Is this healthy?" Even my parents have developed a healthier view of fitness. Instead of just chasing skinny my mom has started looking at overall health. They are eating less meat & more plant based meals. My father has taken up running & done some research on what is good fuel and what isn't. These days my family has a healthier view of fit. One that includes a strong body and an overall physical well being and for that I am eternally grateful!

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