Monday, November 30, 2015
My daughter has recently started going to the gym with us. She is only 12, so she isn't allowed to use any of the 'gym' equipment, but they have a nice indoor walking track she can use, a gymnasium, and a pool.
So I told her every time she went with us, as long as she went a mile we could swim when we were done. My crazy daughter has been Running!!!! She starts her walking to warm up and then she just goes. On Saturday I asked if she wanted to go play basketball with her dad and I, since we were done with our weights--NOPE, she had 5 more laps, she wanted to get 2 miles in!!! So I walked another lap with her, and asked her if she wanted to race, she kicked my butt--not surprised. Then she finished her laps, and while she was doing that, my hubby and I were below her playing basketball, and she could see that.
I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe, she might want to carry being active and doing active things forward, have a mate who will be active too, and live a long term healthy life =)