Raising Your Game - The Right Way!
In today’s society, we are forever searching for ways to “Raise our Game” to be the best we can be; to be better than all the rest. Is there really any fast pass to success? Are there any short cuts through magic pills or other miracle remedies? I too have searched for the easy way out with the quickest results and I’ve come to the conclusion: THEY DON’T EXSIST.
We are a society that wants everything now or yesterday. Our children are being raised with shortcuts, instant gratification and promises of excellence through false advertising and gimmicks. Yes, I may get flack for this but parents, we need to teach our kids that short cuts are about not having the drive or will to finish what you started. The path is always easiest with the least resistance but it’s the bumpy road that will truly take you to where you belong.
It’s always easy not to do that extra rep or run that final kilometer, but our minds and bodies are stronger than we think. We need to push ourselves harder to accomplish our fitness goals.
Below are a few ideas on how to do it “the right way” and with NO short cuts:
1. Sign up for a run. It doesn’t have to be a marathon. Even a 5k will do but join something that will push you to train.
2. Go outside your comfort zone. Try something new. You may find out your children have many talents.
3. Join your children on this fitness journey. Parents, get active and lead by example.
4. Find your child a buddy (friend, teammate) to join them. Nothing helps motivate you better than a little friendly competition.
5. Schedule a regular workout time and try to never skip it.
6. Praise your children for their dedication and determination.
Parents, we all know how easy it is to quit and to fall for false advertising and promises. I encourage you all to follow the right path, to do that extra rep and run that extra kilometre. Like the saying goes: “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and nor will your fitness goals. But I promise you this... Doing that little bit of “extra” never hurt anyone. Go for it! The skies the limit as to what you and your children can accomplish!
About the Author: Sue Forberg is the Director at H2T Elite Dryland Training Inc. H2T is a multi-faceted state of the art dryland facility specializing in children the ages 5-16. A gym for kids you say... absolutely. Their primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for young people through exercise and proper nutrition. H2T has created a fun age appropriate dryland program that gives every child what he/she needs from a developmental standpoint. Find out more at www.H2Tdryland.com.