- Commit to 3 hours of physical activity per week for 3 months
- Hold yourself accountable, as you would your child for an extracurricular sport
- Don’t overthink it, just do it
Have you ever wondered why we hold our children to such a high standard (in terms of education, physical activity, extracurricular activities), but not ourselves? When I was in the thick of it (working full-time for a demanding firm, commuting every day, with young toddlers at home), I would be so busy that when it came down to managing my life and the lives of my children, I would focus on what would keep them healthy and happy, but not myself. I would make sure they were eating the healthiest foods, get them to regular doctor appointments, enroll them in toddler gymnastics and soccer to make sure they were getting enough physical activity. Meanwhile, I was so busy, I wasn’t even making time to brush my teeth at night, I would just pass out in bed from exhaustion.