Yep, there are side effects to being fit. Good side effects. Hubby had to work yesterday on a project so my daughter and I took off and went to the beach for the day. I brought snacks with me (almonds, blueberries, bananas and protein bars as well as water). We decided to have a “girls day out” (well I decided really because she’s a toddler) but anyhow she was super excited to go to the beach.
When we got to the beach, what else is more fun than actually sitting in the sun and playing in the sun and water? Anyone? Well if you’re a girl like me, it’s people watching. So of course, I was watching people at the beach while my almost 3 year old built a sand castle. I would be playing too but her “my turn, it’s my turn mommy… just watch” hadn’t gotten in the way of me actually BUILDING a castle. I sat back and relaxed at the view… the beautiful ocean, the sun and oh yes, the many people at the beach.
So, what can I say? Yeah, yeah, I know… I shouldn’t be judging and evaluating, right? Well heck, I’m human ok? So yes, I judged and evaluated. After I was done judging and evaluating, my daughter decided she wanted to go into the water. As a protective mama bear, I went with her and what I noticed was that my energy level was a lot higher than it had been in the past. On previous months, it wasn’t that I didn’t want to play with my daughter, it was just that I felt so freaking tired all the time that I just couldn’t do it. Now I have the energy to play with her. We ran up and down the beach and it was EASY. At one point we sat in the sand while the water came up to our feet and legs. My daughter at that point turned to me and said: “mommy, I love you… I love you with all my heart.” I gave her a hug and a kiss and told her I love her with all my heart too.
P90X has transformed my life, not only my fitness but even my relationship with my daughter. I don’t remember my mom playing with me like i played with her yesterday. I’m sure my mom had the best intentions and probably wanted to play with me too but didn’t have the energy to. If P90X existed back then and she had access to it, my relationship with her as a child would have been a lot different. My mom is great, don’t get me wrong… she really is great. But, my daughter and I have an amazing relationship because I have the energy to play with her… that is freaking awesome.