I make mistakes as a mother every single day. I yell more than I should. I lose my patience and react badly to situations. I know I should be doing better. But every once in a while a moment happens that makes me realize that I’m not doing so bad.
Phoebe saw me do PiYo yesterday and she came into the room I was working out in, laid her mat down (her woobie) and started to do it. All on her own. I’m so proud of her too. She’s a small and mighty girl, who has never been on the growth chart for her weight. She’s scrappy, determined and always amazes me with her ability to make her own way.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; kids are watching you when you least expect it. They see how you’re taking care of yourself and they hear the things you’re saying. Model health and fitness, don’t just talk about it, be about it. Include them in your workouts or your healthy meal planning. I encourage you to love yourself like you want them to love themselves.
I’m still a work in progress as a mother but knowing what I should do and seeing how it helps my kids makes changes easier. I know that the work I’m doing in myself is benefitting them in more ways than one.