bench press your kids
September 18, 2007 7 Comments
Having a workout partner is a big help when you are trying to achieve your fitness goals.
Safety – Your partner can watch your workout, make sure you are using proper form and spot you when lifting during heavy sets.
Time – When you set up a time to meet at the gym, your partner is waiting and expecting you to be there. If you train on your own you might find an excuse not to show up.
Motivation – When you train together you motivate each other to be the best that you can during that session. A little motivation goes a long way, especially on days that you don’t feel like training.
Fun – Having a partner makes the workout more enjoyable. You can joke around and talk about your day which helps stave off the boredom of a workout.
Competition – A little healthy competition between you and your partner will likely occur – after all, we are only human.
For better or for worse, in thin times or fat, vow to workout with your partner!
I think that we can all agree that raising children is a bit of a workout. In some cases it seems like it would be easier to just sit around and eat the Bon Bons that life places in front of us as opposed to practicing to eat healthier slices of life. In other cases it seems like it would be easier to sit on the couch of exhaustion that parenting provides you, rather than bench pressing your daily responsibilities. I mean, wouldn’t we all rather sleep in a bed of silence rather than run in the noise of reality?
Well, just like working out, we need to put some accountability in our routine, we need to put together a regimen that is realistic and attainable, and we need an accountability partner to help us to insure that we are doing what is best for us and our families.
In just about 50% of the cases we are aware of, that accountability partner is your spouse.
Safety – Your partner can watch your parenting, make sure you are using proper technique and help you when attempting heavier duties.
Time – When you set up a time to discipline, your partner is waiting and expecting you to be there. If you are on your own you might find an excuse not to deliver the lesson.
Motivation – When you parent together you motivate each other to be the best that you can during that time. A little motivation goes a long way, especially on days that you don’t feel like parenting.
Fun – Having a partner makes parenting more enjoyable. You can joke around and talk about your day which helps stave off the tediousness of parenting.
Competition – A little healthy competition between you and your partner will likely occur – so race each other to bed after the day is over. The first one to fall asleep…wins!
Now for the other 50%
Please don’t be so proud to think that you can, or have to, “workout” on your own. I know that it is easy for me to speak of a situation that I am not experienced in, but anyone that has been around here for a while understands my intentions.
I would like to think that you could find these benefits in some of the other persons in your life. X’s, Parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, neighbors, peers, church members and/or staff, and local organizations are a few options for those who seem as though they are “out of options”. No one said that you had to find everything you need to do the best job all in one place. Do some scouting for the best partner for each area that you could use some help with. You may be suprised at what you come up with.
Oh yeah, there is always that God guy too. I hear he is a great spotter!