I am a personal trainer by trade, and former military woman. So I know how important leading by example is.
In University I decided that I was not allowed to coach anyone else about fitness until I lost weight and got to the gym myself. I decided that I didn't have a right to tell anyone else the how to's until I gained enough self control to do it myself.
I try to do the same thing with my children, but too often I just want to shout out 'Just do as I say not what I do!!'
I am trying to teach my kids about healthy nutrition but just can't kick this coffee habit. I preach about fitting fitness into your daily life and making it a priority but I've just allowed another week to go by without running.
I know that I don't need to be 'perfect' to share my knowledge of health and fitness but I should start listening to my own advice!!
I was asked if I would like to run the Ottawa Half Marathon in May. I would LOVE to. It is still my dream. A goal. A love. But it feels so unreachable at this point in my life. I need to dig deep and rediscover myself. Ignite the fire within that burns. I can't let these 4 kids, a husband, the farm, and the Ontario winter to get the best of me. I can't let ME get the best of me.
Enough is enough....