Kim Benson

Kim Benson

Kenzai Sculpt | Day 9 (Member)
Trainer

Mom-Bod and proud

  • Aug 18th, 2016 at 7:20AM

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We seem to have a love/hate relationship with labels. We can use them positively to define desirable aspects and attributes. We use them liken ourselves to groups and communities. Labels can be both inclusive and exclusive. Positive and negative. The terms "Mom-Bod" and "Dad-Bod" are particularly irksome to me. Lifestyles change when children are added to a family unit. They have to, parents need to make accommodations and sacrifices. Now does one's heath and fitness need to be one of those sacrifices? Nope! It takes adjustments and time but modeling healthy eating and exercise for your children lays a solid foundation for them to have a healthy future. At the end of the day your kids probably aren't going to remember if you rocked a teeny bikini or had washboard abs. Your kids will remember spending time with healthy, active parents. They will enjoy and thrive from the ground work of healthy living. I say be proud of your "parent-bod." Taking care of yourself is never selfish!

 
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7 comments

Naoko P.Naoko P.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 30 (Member)
about 3 years ago

Right! Our home gym grew as Kenzai became part of our lifestyle and over the past years, the positive influence is all very clear in our children, my husband and I as individuals and as a family. It's been hard as a mother to not feel selfish at times but when I see or hear the understanding response my children give me ("Sure mommy, you can workout. I exercised too today.") I'm reminded that I'm teaching my children the value of self care and that it should not come with "guilt".


    Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Day 65 (Member)
    Trainerabout 3 years ago

    Looking strong and fit...leading Sculpt by example!


      Jessica B.Jessica B.Alumni
      about 3 years ago

      Dang, lookin' good!


        Yvonne R.Yvonne R.Alumni
        about 3 years ago

        Wow Kim! Your hard work is paying off ... you are looking fab xox


          Susan B.Susan B.Kenzai Member
          about 3 years ago

          I'll say!


            George B.George B.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 44 (Member)
            about 3 years ago

            So true!!! My daughter 5year old took my work out mat, some resistance bands and strapped on her running shoes to the local playground in what was one of my proudest moments! We then had some post WO milk and underwent some nutrition education.

            Wish I was as dedicated as you were to get my legs as sculpt as yours!! Well done looking strong and lean and good.


              Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainerabout 3 years ago

              Well said Kim and if we're around to see their children rocking their mum boss, it's a job well done. :)


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