Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Something Cool is happening in my family!

Something Cool Is Happening in my Family!
I have always been a morning person.  When my kids were younger, my favorite time of day was 5am before anyone was up.  I would sit in my living room with my cup of tea and just enjoy my morning.  Well, I still enjoy my mornings, but they have changed quite a bit lately.  I have been subbing almost every day for the past 3 weeks.  It was very hard to find the time to exercise on the crazy schedule I have been keeping. I was getting worried about my lack of going to the gym. 

My kids took care of that for me. They (Brandon and Rebecca) have been getting up at 4:45am every day and heading to the gym before 5.  I decided I was going to join them.  I have been going to the gym from 5-7 and then heading right to school.  Today Brandon asked for my help.  He wanted me to time him in his boxing in 4 minute times.  The first one was ok, then I suggested interval training. Interval training is used to get your heart rate up and keep it up while you are exercising. You do  1 min regular exercise , then push as hard as you can for 30 sec, and then go back to normal.  You  do this on and off  until your time is up. I told Brandon about it and he agreed.   I got on the bike and rode as he did his boxing.  I pushed him and I hard...Yelling..."Don't slow down. Keep it up!"  just like Fawn did in the gym last time.  It was awesome.  I think I burned more calories and went further in the 8 min then I did in the 10 min warm up...but more importantly Brandon and I bonded in a special way.  Tonight he asked me..."You coming to the gym tomorrow?!"  When I started to complain he looked at me and said "Come on...I need you!"  That touched my heart so much!  I am so proud of my kids.. Brandon goes to the gym 2 times per day. Once in am with us and once in afternoon with Dave.  He is amazing!

I am so proud of the changes this has made in all of my children. This has not only changed our lives but it has broken the cycle of overweight and unhealthy life styles in my family. We are changing future generations of Jeffers children. Wow. When you think of it that way it is amazing. We are leaving our future family a legacy of staying healthy that we hope will last from generation to generation. We are changing the future and so can you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm proud of your kids too! And proud of you Kathleen :-)