I got to spend a little bit of time with my niece and nephew this weekend. They are two and five. Such a fun age! The little one is solidly in the "I can do it myself" stage. We spent some time at the Pittsburgh Zoo and we did a short hike in the Laurel Highlands. Towards the end of both of those expeditions, she had reached her limit and was willing to accept a piggy-back ride. Just made my heart melt!
Chasing the two of them around the backyard and at the playground and being able to carry her when she got tired reminded me about why I do some of the things that I do day in and day out. I was able to carry her on my back on that hike partially becuase I run in the woods a lot. I can fit on the slides becuase of the health choices that I make. I had the energy to carry her at the zoo partially becuase of the strength training that I do every week.
I want to be the 75-year-old grandma hiking mountains with my grandkids. That dream starts long before I reach the age of 75 ... I have to train for it now!
What motivates you to make your health choices? What do you want to be able to do now and 30 years from now?
Katie Kolb - Health Coach