We spent several days this weekend taking care of tiny grandkids. Whew!
Within an hour of their arrival, the living room floor was impassable, every surface covered with toys, crayons, paint, and playdoh, sippy cups, tiny shoes, and bits of clothing were scattered through the house. We babysit fairly often (13 grandkids), and it’s always a big (but happy and willing!) pivot from our normal – especially for a 3-day weekend.
Bike rides, a carnival, visiting the beach, playing in the park, chalk drawings on the patio, bubbles, snacks, Disney movies, stories, snuggles, bathtime, and hugs. Oh, the hugs ❤️. And the dog too, who found the poopy diaper! We are exhausted, the house is quiet now, and once again I find it hard to believe that I survived after raising 6 kids.
I train to be strong enough.
We train strength for the mental and physical benefits. And it’s nice to see results on the rowing machine, the bike, barbell, dumbbells, and kettlebells.
But it’s no secret that to stay connected with children on every level it also requires strength, both mental and physical. It requires energy, stamina, and patience. We can train to stay strong enough to do what we love for as long as we want.
Whether you have kids or grandkids, or not – it’s the reason I want to share the message of the importance of strength training for every woman I know, especially women through perimenopause and beyond. That means as early as age 35, through menopause in mid 50’s, and onward.
Being strong empowers you in every area of life.
Strength is transformative. As you gain strength you’ll develop resilience and determination. You’ll find that you’re able to do everything better.
Believe that you in this incredible human body have the ability to get strong, and with determination that you can get stronger than you are today. We are meant to adapt and to evolve.
Celebrate progress, not perfection.
Focus on the small victories, whether it’s lifting a heavier weight, completing an extra set, getting a little deeper, or mastering a movement. Celebrate strength, in big and small steps.
Accept failure as part of progress.
Cultivate a Positive Mindset. Use positive self-talk, affirmations, and visualization techniques. Believe and you will achieve.
On Memorial Day we remember the people who have served, who have demonstrated strength and determination.
Let this summer be a celebration of your strength, resilience, and determination.
I want to be the fun grandma who can easily ride a kid on a bike seat, run along with another kid learning to ride her own bike, jump, squat, and play.
How about you?
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