My daughter was weighed during her most recent doctor’s visit. I was surprised, but not so much, to learn that her weight was over the 100 percentile for kids her age. She has always been a great eater! That she gets from me. She is also a tall, big-boned child and that she gets from her father. We go back to the doctor in a few weeks so that he can talk to my daughter about healthy eating and exercise, so she understands that mommy and daddy aren’t being mean when they say no to certain foods, but instead are trying to promote a healthier lifestyle. The changes that are made will be positive for our entire family.
My husband and I have enrolled our daughter in a kid fit program (twice a week) at our local gym. Her first class is Saturday. We’ve psyched her up by saying it’s going to be father and daughter time where they both can exercise together. She’s excited about it. We bought her new sneakers and some workout outfits. I can’t wait to hear how she does. The program aims to make exercising fun, not hard work (even though we adults know that it can be). So, I would like to dedicate this weekend’s inspiration to my daughter and healthy living! Here’s to YOU baby girl!
Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.