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You don't need to B just a role model in your exercise and eating habits. B a role model in other things too. When you run into a profound, life-changing experience, B forgiving. When possible, B a positive role model for your young children. They may need to have it pointed out to them, but maybe
not. When someone compliments you, graciously accept. You'll feel better & so will they. When you do something for someone in need, don't make a big deal of it to show others how "good" you are. Your goodness will shine through. B humble. The happier you are, the easier you will lose weight.
Remember the positive role models that your grew up with. Even if most of the people in your life growing up were not taking care of themselves, if there was even one person who modeled a positive, healthy way to live, then you had a role model. Cherish those memories and the power that they give you now in your own health journey.
For myself, it was my father, who was always a disciplined exerciser and weight maintainer. There were teachers who were obviously in-shape because they took the time to exercise... later, my father-in-law was a great example a senior citizen making exercise a central part of his daily life.
One of my favorite ways to start the day is bouncing on a mini-trampoline outside in the morning sunshine.
An additional option for parents is to involve your kids in this activity.
When doing this, there are then at least 5 major benefits: 1) Low-impact exercise in the morning to start your day 2) Sunshine in the morning to help wake up 3) Play with kids 4) Role model for kids 5) Give your spouse a break
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