I think the title says it all – Fit Parenting, OR Then he threw up on me.
At 5 PM – without warning – my son threw up on me. He had fallen asleep with his head on my shoulder and then BLAH. You know the rest.
I got him cleaned up and held him again to comfort him. As I rocked him, I took a moment to take one of the best “selfies” I have.
On Fit Parenting
All I could think was – this is why I work out. This is why I take care of my body.
I lift heavy weights, so I can hold him for as long as he needs to feel my arms around him; so I can carry him home when he’s walked a little too far for his tiny legs; so I can lift him high into the air and see his belly shake with laughter.
I push myself hard when I work out, so I am prepared when life pushes back. I have confronted the weaknesses of my character during my challenges at the gym, becoming a little better with each passing day. I have developed strength in my body and so naturally I have strengthened my mind. I make myself better for him. I make myself better for the children we don’t yet have. I make myself better for my grandchildren and, god willing, my great grandchildren.
I nourish my body with whole foods, so my energy for him is boundless. My only stimulants are love and willpower .
I keep every part of myself at the ready so I can provide for him. It’s wonderful to be fit. It’s wonderful to be a parent. A fit parent, however, is unstoppable.
Do you practice fit parenting? What’s your motivation?
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