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Fit Tip: Do It For the Kids

I was reading the Daily Buzz from BikiniBootCamp, yes even I need additional inspiration for bikini season, and I came across a tip that I just had to share — especially being that Mother's Day just passed us by.

We often use kids as an excuse for being unhealthy — that they're the reason you gained the weight in the first place, and why you need to keep candy and junk food at home. Stop this unproductive way of thinking, and start using your kids as an excuse for being healthy. Think about it: You want to be there for your kids, have the energy and strength to keep up with them as they grow up, and lead a long, happy, and healthy life with all your loved ones.

How true is that? If you don't have kids, try substituting boyfriend or husband in place of kids. I love a little positive reinforcement every once in a while, don't you? You too can sign-up to get inspired for bikini season, which is basically here next weekend, at


Spectra Spectra 9 years
I used to get SO ticked off when my mom used us kids as her excuse for being out of was always: "I was never fat until I had you kids! If I didn't have to take care of you kids, I could work out more and I'd eat better". Mostly, she just didn't give a damn about her health and THAT'S why she was overweight. I definitely don't think having kids dooms you to being overweight. You can set a positive example for your kids and do something positive for yourself. I don't plan on giving up my healthy lifestyle just because I have kids.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
Too bad I have neither kids, nor a husband, nor a boyfriend. How about, I stay healthy to attract the opposite sex! :D
kia kia 9 years
One of my big motivations right now is to get an ideal BMI for the conception process.
CesyBabe CesyBabe 9 years
I put on a few kilos over the last couple of years and one of the reasons I wanted to get it off was because I wanted to look my best for a while before I had kids, but this has now changed my view a bit! Thanks!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I do it for me too!
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I have always been healthy and especially by kids must be. I try my very best to keep healthy organic food around for them all the time. And I like to take take them on long walks for exercise.
nancita nancita 9 years
That is such a great idea, and such a wonderful way of thinking. Wish more people thought like that!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
Well, I'm not going have junk in the house when I have kids anyway. If I eat better for my own quality of life, why would I leave my (future) kids to have a bunch of junk instead of real food? I rather teach them to eat a pretty healthy diet to begin with so that hopefully they wouldn't have health problems when they're older.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
My friend and I were discussing this yesterday actually. Note, I do not have kids. I was thinking that, well first of all, I have a healthy diet now and work out etc. But anyway, when I'm pregnant, of course I'll stick to my healthy diet because I want my child to be healthy. And then once the child is born, I don't want them eating bad stuff! So I will continue to. And everytime I babysit, I always play with the kid and run around and go for walks - so it seems that it would be a nonstop workout. I also do not look forward to being pregnant if I have to be one of the unfortunates who will have restricted movement. I'll go nuts if I have to sit on the couch for even a month. Ugh.
here, here ! Why do this for others?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I do it for ME!
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