Tuesday, October 4, 2011

End the Trend

As I walked through the grocery store today, I got incredibly frustrated.  Aside from the packaged sugar and garbage that is screaming from the shelves to be bought, there were the morbidly obese customers riding on carts that make beeping noises when they back up.  When did this become our country?  When did we settle into obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. and accept it as normal?  Why are we buying into this?  When did sickness become common and the fit and healthy the minority?

When I unpacked my goodies I found that I, too, had succumbed to the pressure.  Amongst my stash of vegetables, fruit and coconut milk, I had added some cookies and rice krispie treats.  Why?  Because I have been conditioned to believe that my kids need want sugar after their lunches.  I am perpetuating the cycle of obesity and poor nutrition.  Sure it's fine if they have a treat from time to time, but why has it become daily? 

As a Beachbody Coach, it is my job to help End the Trend of Obesity and I believe in that.  It is my PASSION.  I need to fix my own home as well.  I feel like I do well with my own diet, but I let my kids eat "kid food" because it is just easier.  So this is me putting it out there.  I am committed to helping my kids learn solid lessons about nutrition and eat a diet that allows them to grow to be strong and healthy.  Are you with me?

PS:  If you would like help getting a handle on your own health and fitness, please contact me.  I would love to help!