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Oh, what a world it would be if we could all have the 'openness' of a 10 year old...

Our kids are going through a LOT right now. COVID-19 has brought with it a lot of BIG feelings and emotions, none more so than those being felt by our little people!

This picture will forever remind me of this morning's learning moment...

This is the view I have from my home gym, it looks into my 10-year-old daughter's room. This morning was chest day and I was REALLY struggling with motivation. I was listening to my own negative self-talk about how I didn't need to do one more set, I didn't need to push myself, how it was unfair I didn't have my training partner with me because of COVID restrictions...oh boo hoo me!

Then out of the blue, my little girl popped her head out of the window and waved at me with a big smile on her face. This weekend she had unfortunately fallen off her bike while practicing skids on this dirt road we have round the corner. She was all smiles because she couldn't wait to tell me that the wounds have all dried up and scabbed over and are not hurting as much. In the middle of telling me this, the morning sea breeze picked up and she stopped mid-sentence and said "Oh the wind smells wonderful this morning!". She then told me to get back to my workout and she would see me at breakfast...

This really struck me, here I was having a pity party about the monotony of my early morning training session on my own AGAIN, rather than expressing gratitude for the fact I have a home gym and have the opportunity to still train, that I have the health to be able to push myself every morning AND that yes, the early morning sea breeze did indeed smell wonderful!

Reminded me of the research that I often reference to people about the impact that our social network has on our health...and in fact, the impact WE can have on the people we love around us! With all the BIG feelings that my daughter has been feeling around homeschooling, not seeing her friends, not seeing her Da and Bos (grandparents) for 2 years... but she can still be mindful enough to pick up on the morning sea breeze...I can push out one more set and feel grateful for all of the amazing things I have in my life...thank you princess 🙏

Framingham Obesity study
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