Article Review: Being a ‘fit mom’ doesn’t mean I have to be a ‘selfish mom’

I agree with this article.  As an active mother that is an athlete & coach by profession and raising four children.  It can be challenging to find balance but I do believe it is doable.  Children learn best through example and I believe you can be a better mom when you take a little time to refuel (mentally) and take care of your health.  If not, your body will find a way to get the time (ie. Heart attack, diabetes, back injury).  I have always tried to find ways to involve my children in fitness and health.  I have taken them to the track and let them spray me with a water bottle each time I come around.  They totally loved it and I was so excited to see them each time as they chased me with the water bottle laughing. We all had a great workout!  We have had “plank” holding and “pull up” contests at home.  I often cook with my children too.  It’s amazing how many healthy foods they will eat if they have a hand in preparing it (ie. Kale, eggs, salads, etc..).  Taking care of our bodies is a responsible adult decision and being healthy helps us be a better Mom/parent and teach our children how to be healthy.

Live Well,

Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson