First Day

Make Your Kids As Proud As You Are!

posted on: September 06, 2016. posted in: Fitness, Motivation

If you've been on Facebook in the last few days, you can't scroll anywhere without seeing a picture of a little boy or girl, beaming smile, gappy teeth, wonky tie, oozing cuteness and excitement at the prospect of their first day back at school.

Proud parents are showing off their little ones, and lapping up the comments from friends and family...

"OMG! Hasn't she grown!"

"Wow! He's getting so much taller!"

And with each year of sharing first day photos, we get to witness their transformation and growth, and share their journey from child to young adult. 

It's a beautiful, beautiful thing.

Which begs the question...

Why does it stop?

The sad truth is that YOU were that gappy toothed school kid once. And your parents were so excited about you skipping off for YOUR first day of school. And they relished in watching you grow and change and improve yourself.

But you grew up.

You hit your 20s and 30s and beyond.

You got a job, a family, a mortgage and financial commitments. And like so many 'grown ups' that marked the end of your journey. The end of your transformation. The end of your quest to better yourself.

For many of my clients who are parents, having children marked the end of them growing UP and the start of them growing OUT. They could literally pinpoint the start of their fitness decline with the birth of their first child.

The logic is understandable.

"I'm a parent now. It's not about me anymore. It's about them."

So nutrition gets slack. Workouts get skipped. Training gets put on hold. Your once fit, lean, strong body gets weak, flabby and soft. But it's ok. Because you need to put all your focus into your kids, not yourself, right?

Wrong.

__________

Rebelfit isn't just a rebellion against diets and fads.

It's a rebellion against GETTING OLD and WEAK!

It's a rebellion against GIVING UP!

It doesn't have to be that way!

You don't have to stop improving yourself. You don't have to stop growing, changing and transforming yourself, just because you become a parent.

You don't have to stop setting yourself goals, and embracing new fitness challenges, just because you're not 20 anymore.

Sure, you may not ever be as fit as you were when you were 20.

But why not aspire to be THE FITTEST YOU CAN BE...

At 30... 40... 50... or 60?

And don't let your "parent head" talk you out of it!

Striving to be the BEST VERSION OF YOU at any age, is never selfish, or putting yourself before your kids. Quite the opposite. Being fit, strong and healthy is one of the greatest gifts you can give them!

Your confidence is their confidence.

Your strength is their strength.

Your health is their health.

Do you know what I dream of? Do you know what I'd like to see? Do you know what I think the next craze filling our Facebook walls should be?

Instead of parents sharing pictures of their children...

Children sharing pictures of their PARENTS.

Feeling PROUD of their parents, saying things like...

"OMG! Hasn't she changed!"

"WOW! Mum's getting so much fitter!"

"So proud of my Dad's guns right now!"

Even...

"Look, she's just done her first pullup!!!"

Then popping a quid under Mum's pillow from the pullup fairy!

Facebook walls rammed with happy, smiley GROWN UP rebels, embracing fitness, embracing change and embracing their life-long transformation.

Because the truth?

Your children can be as proud of you, as you are of them.

And you DESERVE IT as much as they do :)

Liam

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