Jan. 1 has come and gone. The membership to that expensive gym has never been used because you had the flu, the no-carbs diet was impossible and your kids are still eating in front of the TV even though you promised yourself that would stop. How can you really make changes, not just for you but for your family?
Here are three easy ways to bond with your kids and implement a healthy lifestyle:
1. Make over your fridge, freezer and pantry as a family by replacing unhealthy foods with healthier choices.
Have your kids remove the following items from your kitchen:
Take your kids shopping for these items:
2. Exercise with your kids
If you have a game console in your home, buy dance games with music they love. Each night before bed, dance to five songs they choose and compete against each other. This is a great way for you to work out with them and show off your moves. If you prefer to get outdoors, go for long walks and do not check your emails. It can be a special time to focus on your kids and talk about whatever is on their minds.
3. If you can read, you can cook!
Everyone should know how to make a few simple meals. Get a kid's cookbook with great pictures, read the directions and make a healthy meal with your kids' help. Cooking is a useful life skill and a great way to spend time with your kids doing something fun. I also find when they have worked hard on making a nice dinner, they will want to eat as a family instead of in front of the TV.
I am so much more motivated to do things for my kids than for myself. So, I am making them the reason to get healthy this year.
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