4 Horsemen Fitness

Children Deserve better!

When is the last time you let your kids just run and play, instead of giving them an I-pad, or phone. As I look it seems that children are more interested in cartoons and fast food than fresh air and bike riding.

Why?

Winter seasonal depression is a reality for some of us. Since you choose to live in Canada and not Mexico, then I would like to help you overcome the winter blues.

1. Volunteer - ask at the Salvation Army if they need help with Senior Fridays , SPCA is always looking for pet walkers , shovel walks for the elderly , Big brothers Big Sisters, etc. Having a reason to get out doors will make you feel winter is meaningful.

It's been a crazy busy day and you’re starving. All you have handy is boxed ham helper, so you figure it's easy, quick plus you can add meat and be done but oh, crap. There is no meat.

So it's just boxed food again.

Unfortunately, while the box meal is easy to make, the ingredients will mess with your body’s ability to self-regulate. This increases stress, plus makes it harder to lose weight.

It's 2014, the year you finally look yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m important!”

Is this the year you choose to live in the present and for yourself?

I'm glad 2014 has come, because for many people, 2014 will be life changing!

So how do you change your life?

First I need you to write down a list of 5 things you will do in the upcoming year. This is not a Wish list but a factual list about changing your life.

When I think about the holidays , tons of happy memories flood my mind . Trips to my grandparents farm , fresh baking all around, playing barbies with my brothers beside the Christmas tree .

As an adult holiday time still brings joy to my heart , but It also brings some stress. So here are some stress reliever tips, 4 horsemen style :

Throughout my life I have made some interesting choices. Some were healthy and some not. When I reflect back, I realized everything was meant to be the way they turned out.

As a teenager, all I wanted to do is party, hang out with my friends and do everything my mom said I shouldn’t.

In my 20’s, I drank too much, partied too much and made choices that would reflect badly on me and my family.

Regret can come in all shapes and sizes. You regret starting an exercise routine until you’re sick. You regret that you didn't say I love you when you should have.

Well today you won't regret any more because you’re going to do all that and more!

This week we started the journey of after school/after work activities such as swimming, hockey, school work, guitar, the list is endless! Now it is the big challenge of staying sane during this busy time.

As I pick my son up from after school care, we rush into the van!

I say, `Guess it's a fast food night! ``

Link looks at me and says, `But mom, you made chicken and rice this morning~ that makes my tummy feel better. ``

Well... Easy!

We dash home (because waiting in a line up would take the same amount of time) and eat a healthy meal.

I have always said you need a goal...something to strive for to be better. But what if you just want health and don't need another goal?

As I was talking to my wonderful friend Teena, I finally got it! Yes some of us would like to have our ideal weight, no cellulite or to compete in a marathon, but what if your main focus through life is to live everyday trying to be better, to be as healthy as you can, and to love?

One of my favorite quotes is, " If it's going to be , it's up to me "

In your life have you ever had someone tell you , You can't . "

I have , and to those persons I say "thank you "!

Thank you for showing me that I have an inner force stronger than a raging river.

Thank you for helping me realize I'm better than You ever thought I was.

Over the past 7 days I have competed in 2 different strength , mind and body challenges.

The first one was a spartan race in Calgary. A grueling obstacle coarse tested my strength and endurance but mostly my mind !

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