So, we had 21 2nd and 3rd grade home schoolers in my PE class this morning! Big class. So, we played soccer. They had so much fun and we all had a great workout. It was fantastic.
I tell ya, 33 pounds less than last season I coached is a big energy difference. God was good to help me with that in just 3 months. I can keep up with the kids now, feels pretty good at 44. Praise God!❤
In this health quest, I determined to say yes when they again needed a coach for 2nd and 3rd grade homeschool PE. There was a need and I decided to step in but requested a co-coach that can fill in if we need to be elsewhere. And it was granted… Perfect!
And after coaching my very big class, I am not tired but revitalized. I love coaching. And the sheer energy and excitement of these kids is energetic and helping them be healthier and learn different sports just makes my day.
And we start every day with prayer, so they are getting the “God made us to be healthy” connection. And that is one of my favorite new thoughts.
God made us to be healthy. Health is a choice. We were not made to be a lump, to be waited on, to do nothing but be entertained. All that is garbage. We were made to be healthy, to serve, to help, to love on people. And my kids remind me of that and so become the teachers. Beautiful!❤
Had a night put with my babies tonight skating. We had so much fun! After two nights’ work and practice and pep talks, my daughter is now skating on her own and having a fantastic time. That means we can all skate for fun and exercise now! I am proud of her conquering her fear. And I am happy for us all that we can exercise together and enjoy that bonding time. It is a cheap date too… $2-$3 a night each. Super cool.❤
So, I decided, as I over a long illness, that I am going to exercise in the early mornings again. As it is too cold lately to do that for this Florida gal, I started doing my exercise time on thr eluptical machine in the comfort of our home. Lol Baby, yes I am, when I can. Lol. And I am watching on Netflix during that time the series AD about the early church development from Jesus death on. And I am really enjoying the visual of their environment at the time and what they had to go through. It is quite good. I may or may not agree with some of their Hollywood drama, but I believe the Bible speaks for itself on the details and see the scene on the screen as historical context and it serves that purpose well. Good stuff. ❤
So, my kids had been getting out of shape a bit, a little belly on them, despite our pretty active lifestyle. And I realized that my walking alone 3 miles in the early hours before they awaken was doing them no good. So, I decided to walk 2 miles on my own and when they wake up walk with them a mile. They were very reluctant. So, I used the car odometer to find that the Circle K was 1.4 miles round trip from our house. So, the kids were very eager to walk even farther for a fountain drink and doughnut from Circle K. They are happy, getting fit (the exercise and muscle works off the goodies and benefits otherwise), and we all win. So there is a little trick to get your kids moving. Bribe them. Lol ❤
It has been a week of sickness and rainy cold weather so I have not had my walky talky (prayer walk) for that long. I got to walk this morning and although it was cold, I treasured each step. It starts my mind out right to have prayer time alone with God and invigorates my body to walk, gets my lungs clear and heart pumping. So I am very thankful for a good walk and look forward to getting back to walking regularly. It helps. Not much helps as much as that. ❤
So I am walking 5 days a week for 3.5-3.8 miles per day every early morning (so as to do so alone), and have done so for a few months now. Here is what I have noticed:
1. I sing better. My voice is stronger and better sounding and more precisely pitched. This is due to greater breath support.
2. I do not get sick. Everyone around me, in the house, whatever could be sick but I am not.
3. I feel better. Breathing is easier. Moving is easier. My clothes fit better.
4. I look good. Well, better, and keep having people tell me that.
5. I have more energy. I walk and then can dig ditches and clean trees and haul concrete and rock, transfer aggregate, whatever and still cook and clean and homeschool the kids and coach homeschool P.E. (yes, they roped me in again), clean mom’s place and walk her dog, and whatever else I have to do. I go all day. I sleep well, but that is a good thing.
6. I am less stressed. Life is stressful now. It just is. And walking helps a lot. I am nicer and ready for the day because I pray the whole time I walk, making sure to start the day right, alone with God in the world He made.
These are the main benefits. I would encourage you to try it and see how n it benefits you.❤