I was speaking to a new client the other day about her motivation and she explained wanting to have more energy for her 4-year old son. This is a common response within my clients. They are busy professionals and parents that want to be their best for their family. Their relationships with their children is very important to them.
I relate to this desire. Being healthy both now while my kids are young and when they are older (and have their own children), is important to me. So I relate to my clients when they share this.
Back to the conversation the other day. The woman I was speaking to had so much emotion when taking about her son, her current state of fitness, and her desired energy level for him throughout the day. She wanted to be a “hero” for him. That is some awesome motivation! That kind of motivation will keep her on track to achieve her goals.
As adults, we have the chance to be heroes for the children in our lives. This is not limited to just your immediate family. This extends out to extended family, friends, and teams your children might be involved in. I help with my son’s baseball team. I love to bring my style of motivation to their level. They get so pumped up! But I take pride in the fact that I can run, throw, jump, and hit without risking injury to myself. I plan for that continue for a long time.
Whether we like it or not, we are role models to the children we interact with. They look up to us. That is why it is our responsibility to be our best. Show them that we are leading a healthy life. Show them ways to lead a healthy life too.