Be a Mean Ass Parent!

Do you remember being 8 years old?? I vaguely do (Heck, that was 30 years ago). I wasn’t the most active kid but to entertain myself, I would walk or ride my bike around to meet friends. I even spent more time outside in my backyard then I did inside. Times have changed!!

You really can’t keep your kids from the TV, video games and electronics like you would want to, but there are a few things you can do to keep their imaginations and feet going!

I am FAR from a perfect parent but I do believe in teaching them the importance of honesty, hard work and self respect. I thoroughly enjoy watching my son and daughter looking out the windows of our car and enjoying the landscape. I can just see their wheels spinning. For this reason, I have never had a car with a DVD player in it. I also have never allowed TV’s in their rooms because that is just a place to get some peace and quiet!

Everything these days is “screened,” let’s try to keep just a few things simple and unplugged! Happy Parenting!

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Hello there! My name is Melissa McAllister. I am a proud 37 year old mother of a smart and witty 16 year old son and a bright and sassy 15 year old daughter. My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 22 years and married for 16 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don't get me wrong though...I was a Dorito and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 14 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 12 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 9 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! ;) Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! Everyone deserves to be excited to get dressed in the morning and proud to walk into any room. My Motto: I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

Posted on October 2, 2012, in Healthy Habits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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