He is only 11 so the goal is to just teach him healthy choices over bad and exercise 6 days a week. It is amazing how quick a child can change habits if given the opportunity. He cracks me up with his words of encouragement and little talks about commitment, not to mention the bets that I have lost. Last night he told me I had to do a jumping jack for every jump he did on the jump rope. I agreed thinking he's a farm boy with a jump rope, how many can he really do? The answer is 96! I loathe jumping jacks but I had to do 96 with my drill sargent counting them down. When I completed them he told me GOOD JOB and that he was PROUD OF ME, sigh :). He won't let me slack on workouts and he is doing better at his food journal than I have ever done.
As for me I lost 4 pounds and I honestly would have never done as well without him and my FitCrew! I have started and stopped weight loss programs a million times over and this time I know it is different. To really see first hand how my food choices have effected him is the biggest wake up call of all and I will NOT let him down!
There is a time in everyones life that is the last time before they succeed and this is ours!