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Old 01-22-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Things Children Can Teach You

I thought this was good and decided to share:

1. Everything can be a game. Why slog through the same workout routines in boredom, when you can add a little fun? Make up rules, shoot for personal records, and regain your competitive spirit.

2. Donít walk when you can run. Every day is full of opportunities to increase your fitness. This rule is closely related to "donít drive when you can walk."

3. If you donít like it, donít eat it. Once you hit your goal weight, chances are your eating habits wonít stick around long if you hated what you were eating. Healthy eating involves balance and moderation.

4. Laughter feels good. Kids seem to inherently know that laughter can ease blood pressure, help your brain function, give you energy, and help you reach your goals. Smiling and enjoying yourself can be serious help.

5. Playtime is important. We get so caught up in work, chores and a host of "have-to's" that we forget to take time for ourselves. Not only does relaxing and regrouping make life worthwhile, it has real health benefits. Most of all, it will help you stay consistent and motivated.

6. The world should be full of coloróespecially on your dinner plate! Splash it with as many colors as possible; paint it like a rainbow with food. Itís more fun to look at and chances are youíll be eating a healthy, balanced meal.

7. Itís always more fun with friends around. Children tend to gravitate toward other children. It gives them spirit and makes them want to play all day. Working out with other people is almost like having your own little playgroup.

8. Adventures are found outside, not inside. Every kid knows that the good stuff is in the great outdoorsófresh air, wide open spaces, limitless possibilities. You canít find those things cooped up in a tiny, stale gym. Open the door and start a new adventure every day.

9. Itís important to use your imagination. You can be Captain Fantastic or Stupendous Woman any time you want. Give yourself permission to believe in your own super powers and let your mind take you wherever it wants to go.

10. Anything is possible. No fear, no self-doubts, no negative self talk, no self-criticism, no worries, no destructive anxieties or thoughts of failure. To a child, he/she can do anything. And do you know what? Theyíre right.

11. You have your whole life ahead of you. Hereís your chance to do it right.

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Old 01-22-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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Thanks for the great post! I am going to print it out.

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Thanks those are cool, and just the boost I need today

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Old 01-22-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
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So, so true.......thanks Robyn!

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