Better Parenting: Patience
If you are not a parent already, you will find one day when you are that parenting is the hardest thing you will ever do.
How do you find a way to take care of yourself (barely) and still find a way to take care of the piece of your heart that resides OUTSIDE of your body?!? Somehow you do!
However, there is so much more to parenting than merely ensuring that this crazy, crying, irrational thing continues to have a heartbeat! There are things that you must teach it! Things like, how to communicate well, how to be a good human and make good choices, how to help others around you...how to poop in the potty...these are important topics and they require one common thing!
Patience is a key characteristic of parenting. Because as much as you would like it to be different, these changes do not happen overnight! They don't happen on your timeline and they NEVER happen at a convenient time!
So how can you learn and improve your patience? Simple....CrossFit...
Now I know that makes zero sense to you, so let me explain. First, you have a goal. Let's say that your goal is to lose weight. Now this is not a goal that typically occurs quickly, like in a day. This is a goal that requires a long time to obtain.
You work and work and work at it. You strive for more, you desire the best and you don't give up. You go to the gym, you eat the right things, you do the other things too (stay tuned for more blogs on that!). After a while of these habits and work, you find that you are making progress! It is not perfect and it is not everything that you wanted, but you see it and you are happy about it!
I literally just described parenting!
You see, working in this way at the gym allows you to PRACTICE your patience! It means that you are working to improve the way that you interact with the world around you, especially your child! It means that you are better able to accept the shortcomings that your child has (yes, way! Your child too!) and calmly steer them in the right direction!
So, want to be a better parent, consistent exercise will help! Don't know what to do? Reach out to us here and let us guide you to be the best parent that you can be using exercise and nutrition to help you get there!
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