"Do it for the kids" by Eric Suarez

We all need motivation from time to time. Sometimes we try things for awhile and then we get sidetracked by life and other things.

It Happens to me all the time, I am always looking for things to motivate me.

Sometimes it's a book or a movie. Little things like that can motivate me to do better and live healthier, even when I don't feel like it.

If you are one of the millions of people suffering from fibromyalgia, your motivation is surely to be tested from hour to hour. Pain and fatigue in any form can tire even the strongest of us.

For many of you the motivation is tough to come by.

That is why today I will give you my 2 biggest motivators. As you will soon see, I only have 2, but many of you may have 2,3,4 or 5...

My first motivator is named Madison and my second motivator is named Sabella Lou, the first one is 14 and the second one is 2.

I know why they motivate me.

I know what I have to do to take care of myself, so their future is secure....

If you suffer from fibromyalgia and have kids, it is vitally important that you understand this fact:

"If one of your parents or siblings has fibromyalgia, your risk of also developing the disorder increases dramatically. Scientists now believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors work together to cause fibromyalgia" Source THE MAYO CLINIC

I'm not trying to scare you into healthy living. Just trying to give you the motivation you need, that may be right in front of you, day in and day out.

Find ways to exercise in front of your kids. Take a walk with them from time to time, kick a soccer ball around with them. I recently consulted with a gym teacher looking for safe exercises for students that suffer from fibromyalgia.

Here's what I told him:

1. Stay away from high impact exercises like running or any kind of jumping

2. Whatever the exercise, for kids "It always has to be fun"- low stress.

3. Encourage 1/2 hour to 1 hour a day away from the T.V. - "Trust me - I know how easy it is to let Dora the explorer babysit for me"...

If you are lacking any kind of motivation today, Go look at your kids...

There can be no bigger motivator in life...

Be a positive, "HEALTHY", role model to them.

The good news is, kids who suffer from fibromyalgia are more that twice as likely to reduce their symptoms before adulthood.

So get moving - "Do it for your kids"....

Health and Healing can only begin when you believe in it and when you feel you are worthy of it. - Jurine Lewis..

God Bless you and yours...

Eric Suarez,CPT



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