So today I found myself working out while my youngest was napping, and my oldest was at school. That left my little 4 year old Caden home watching me work out. At the beginning of the video there were two options a short one and a long one. When I told Caden we were going to do the long one he said, "oh, so you can earn more points." I took a minute to explain to him that exercise isn't about points, it's about being healthy. I told him he already had a lot of exercise that day playing in a jump house at a birthday party and running around the gym while I was in a scripture class...and now it was my turn.
Shortly after starting the video Caden was bored. I started to feel a twinge of guilt that I should be using this one-on-one time for something more important like reading to him or playing with him. But just like that I realized this is important too. I am allowed to have an hour out of my day to take care of me, and it's an example I want my kids to see and follow when they are older too.
So I kept plowing through..and he kept pointing out how I wasn't doing it like the girl on the workout DVD...and during my moments of pain and exhaustion I didn't appreciate that...but in the end another hour of the day passed, and ya know, I feel good about it!