Thanks to Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water for sponsoring today’s discussion!
It’s amazing how the generations before us have so much to share to help us live an awesome life. I am lucky to have had some awesome women in my life that have filled both my mind and heart with all I will need to make my way through this hard and often beautiful life.
My mom and I have not always had the most harmonious of relationships. Through all the heartache (on both of our ends) has been some major growing taking place, however. One thing my mom has always taught me has been to hold tight to family. While our relationship has had major ups and downs, one thing has always been there: family. Recently, there have been some major changes in the dynamics of my relationship with my mom. These have taken place in very emotional strides the last couple weeks. There have been tears of joy and pain, a whole lot of love and a lot of growing. It has been a change that has effected a lot of members in my family, but it is one of those things that helps as all be reminded how important family is. I am thankful for my mom bestowing this piece of pure wisdom on me.
Another woman in my life that has passed on some great wisdom was my aunt Sharon. She taught me that judgement of others is not something anyone should focus on. She loved anyone, to a fault sometimes, and she was probably the most nonjudgmental person I have met in my entire life. She truly believed everyone was worth something. Her heart was so big.
Being that all three of us-my mom, myself and my aunt before she passed-were/are type 2 diabetics, we talked about how to stay healthier a lot and my mom and I still do. It is funny that this campaign came at this time from Nestle Pure Life, because I have recently stopped drinking soda, especially after I experienced a major sugar crash at work that made me very ill, and opted for drinking more water. What is even crazier, is, the amount of weight I have lost since taking this pledge almost 2 weeks ago: 8 lbs!
Overall, I think it is extremely important to pass onto the next generation the importance of living healthy. Here are some of the things I am trying to instill in my daughter:
- Make healthier choices. Instead of chips if you are craving something salty, try popcorn.
- Get active, even if its just a walk or dancing in the living room, at least once a day.
- Skip drinking pop to quench thirst at home and go for water.
I also encourage her during the summer to stay hydrated because staying hydrated is very important in the warm months. Here are some tips to stay hydrated for kids:
- Drink water throughout the day, even more if you are going to be very active.
- Avoid sugary or caffeine laden drinks as these don’t help and actually may dehydrate you more
- Take time in the shade when you need to.
Speaking of water, I really like Nestlé® Pure Life®. #Pure wisdom should be shared with others! Visit the Nestlé® Pure Life® Facebook wall and leave a comment with the hashtag #momswisdom sharing what your mother told you and how it has made you a better person.
Nestlé® Pure Life’s® Facebook page is powered by almost 400,000 fans! Last year, over 100,000 fans joined the Nestlé® Pure Life® Hydration Movement by pledging to swap one sugary beverage a day with water for a year to cut 50,000 calories from their diet, and then share their family’s story of healthy hydration on the Facebook page mosaic.
Become a fan of Nestlé® Pure Life® on Facebook and stay tuned for the launch of this year’s Hydration Movement in late July! Nestlé® Pure Life® will continue to focus on healthy hydration, while also embracing Mom’s Wisdom – sharing and discovering all of the little things that moms have shared over the generations that make our lives better. And one thing all moms can agree on is that it’s important to keep the family healthy, hydrated and happy.
This year, Nestlé® Pure Life® is asking fans to take a simple online pledge to drink more water. They can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes and share their own wisdom through the Facebook mosaic.
For Today’s Discussion:
What is one piece of wisdom about healthy lifestyle that you share with your kids?