As a kid, I wasn't the fastest runner or the most physically active. With a love for pasta and a few extra kilos around my belly, I didn't have the strength or endurance of a young athlete. But that didn't stop me from giving my all and having fun. Still, deep down, I knew I could do more, if only I had the right encouragement and opportunities.
Now, as a parent of young kids, I feel incredibly fortunate to have the chance to change the narrative. Lidia and I have made it a priority to provide our children with abundant opportunities for sports and physical activities. We believe in fostering a love for movement, fitness, and play from an early age. And it's been amazing to witness their energy and enthusiasm and growth.
In the last month, we decided to up our game even further by investing in a monkey bar set and a proper basketball system. Watching them play from morning till evening is incredibly rewarding and inspiring. It brings back memories of my own child play. I can see their confidence growing, and they're becoming physically stronger than I ever was at their age.
It fills me with pride and joy. I know that the habits and love for movement they are building now will benefit them for a lifetime. And that's inspiring me to stay on top of my own game as well!
So, here's to all the parents out there – let's get our kids moving! Provide them with opportunities to explore different sports, engage in active play, and simply enjoy being active. By doing so, we're giving them the gift of a healthy and happy future, and we'll likely find ourselves keeping up with their infectious energy too!