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Can I Fix it? Yes, I Can!

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I love Bob the Builder, and I even have a little wooden toolbox of my very own that I can use to fix my toys. I usually just fix little things because I am a little person. When I broke our big speaker, though, by hitting it when I was playing with my Nerf sword, I got to fix that all by myself.

Daddy asked what happened after he got home, and I didn’t say anything… after all, I know when staying quiet is a good idea. Mama ratted on me, though, so my cover was blown. I jumped in then, saying, “I can fix it! I can fix it all by myself!” I went and got the tape and kid scissors. Daddy helped me cut the tape, then I put the front of the speaker put on just right and put tape all around it to make sure that it didn’t move.

After I was done I stood back and admired my handiwork and was so proud. After all, I had never gotten the chance to fix something without help. I think that I did a great job for a 3-year-old. Even though Mama and Daddy chuckled (and Daddy had to come back to make slight changes to my fix), I think they thought that I did, too.

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Life’s a Hard Workout… Roll it Out.

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My Mama and Daddy got a soft and squishy muscle roller that works out things called knots that happen if you work them out a lot. It’s like the little back and feet massages that Mama gives me when I am getting sleepy, only you can give them to yourself.

I work out hard too, though, because life can be a big, big workout. I mean, every moment that I am awake pretty much, I run and climb and play and run some more. I am a very strong girl in a little body. My muscles have to have little bitty knots, even if you can’t feel them, so I need to work them out, too.

To learn, first I watched a video on the big tv box. I sat on the roller while I learned, and it was really easy to understand, so I started to use it just like the lady in the video. It wasn’t hard, and you know what? I was able to run and play even harder and make a mess all over the house right afterwards. I am pretty sure it was the muscle roller making me more ready to do it, and so I keep using it every day. Mama said something about me getting “conditioned,” whatever that means.

All that I know is that I’m working hard and getting stronger, and my roller machine (yes Mama and Daddy, I own it because I like it) is a big, big helper.

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I May be Small, but I am Strong

I found these little weights today that look like Mama and Daddy’s big ones but are just my size. Mama says these ones are called “bolts,” but no matter, they can be what I want them to be with my imagination, so they are my new get strong weights. 

I have been carrying them around this morning pushing them up and down, making roaring sounds to show Mama how very strong I am. I can do pull ups and climb and run, even with my little body. I work every day on being stronger and stronger, and one day, I will be just as strong as them too and can lift the big ones. Until then, these will do just fine for practice. After all, practice makes perfect, and my form? Well, I don’t want to brag, but  it’s pretty darn good, so all of those famous athletes just may want to watch for me. I am a force to be reckoned with, and inside my head, I am already a champion.

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Mama and Daddy are “Bringing It,” and I Can, Too.

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Mama and Daddy started P90X3 a long time ago (Mama told me that this is only the third week, but that is a really long time to me). Mama said that they are doing P90X because since she had me she has stayed pretty still working and writing on the computer all of the time, and she said that the only running that she has done is running after me. I think that might be enough because I am everywhere these days, but Mama said that it doesn’t really count and that they both need to make their muscles stronger again and that getting their heart rates up is good for them. I understand that, because when I am moving around and excited, I know that my heart is happy, too.

When Mama and Daddy exercise, they put me in my little play pen to make sure that I am safe with the toys that I love or put me in my little eating chair in the living room to watch. I can see them either way, and I love to watch them because they are down and up and down and up and down and up the entire time. They seem really tired after a while, and they drink a lot of water the whole time, but they keep going until the stretching part at the end.

They seem happier now every day, and Mama says that is because moving around and getting stronger is good for your body and your mind. She told me that eating really good fruits and vegetables and grains makes your body strong, but that without movement, your body gets older faster. I don’t understand that because I want to get older faster so that my legs are strong enough to run, but Daddy told me that past a certain point you want to slow that down as much as you can so that you can keep moving and doing what you want to do no matter how hard it is. Daddy told me that anything worth doing is hard. P90X seems really hard to me, so it must be worth doing.

The man who tells them what to do, Tony Horton, is funny and they laugh sometimes even when they are out of breath and tired. Daddy said that is why they love it so much—because Tony Horton makes exercising fun. He told me that they did the first P90X twice before I came into the world, and that they both got stronger than ever and healthier than ever then because they listened to what he told them to do and they kept pushing it more and more and more. He said that you can always get better no matter how strong that you are. Mama said that they are doing it again because he will help to make them stronger and stronger again.

Daddy told me that he and Mama want to teach me to be as strong as I can be when I am little and when I am bigger too. He said he wants for us to be good examples for me so that I can stay happy and healthy my entire life. Mama said that Tony Horton tells everyone to “Bring It” and that this means to come with your entire mind and to push as hard as you can so that you can be the very best that you can be. I heard him say that “aging is for idiots.” I didn’t understand this because everyone ages, but Mama said that you don’t have to stop being able to do things for a long, long time if you work hard enough at it. She told me that Tony Horton is older than them but that he is really, really strong because of how hard he works every day.

I am proud of my Mama and Daddy, and when I watch them I squeal and yell with delight to see them moving so much. Mama calls me her motivator, and she told me that I help her to push herself as hard as she can. I know that they are stronger already, but Daddy says I haven’t seen anything yet. Bring it, Mama and Daddy, bring it and bring it and bring it.

Mama and Daddy are “Bringing It,” and I Can, Too.

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Mama and Daddy started P90X3 a long time ago (Mama told me that this is only the third week, but that is a really long time to me). Mama said that they are doing P90X because since she had me she has stayed pretty still working and writing on the computer all of the time, and she said that the only running that she has done is running after me. I think that might be enough because I am everywhere these days, but Mama said that it doesn’t really count and that they both need to make their muscles stronger again and that getting their heart rates up is good for them. I understand that, because when I am moving around and excited, I know that my heart is happy, too.

When Mama and Daddy exercise, they put me in my little play pen to make sure that I am safe with the toys that I love or put me in my little eating chair in the living room to watch. I can see them either way, and I love to watch them because they are down and up and down and up and down and up the entire time. They seem really tired after a while, and they drink a lot of water the whole time, but they keep going until the stretching part at the end.

They seem happier now every day, and Mama says that is because moving around and getting stronger is good for your body and your mind. She told me that eating really good fruits and vegetables and grains makes your body strong, but that without movement, your body gets older faster. I don’t understand that because I want to get older faster so that my legs are strong enough to run, but Daddy told me that past a certain point you want to slow that down as much as you can so that you can keep moving and doing what you want to do no matter how hard it is. Daddy told me that anything worth doing is hard. P90X seems really hard to me, so it must be worth doing.

The man who tells them what to do, Tony Horton, is funny and they laugh sometimes even when they are out of breath and tired. Daddy said that is why they love it so much—because Tony Horton makes exercising fun. He told me that they did the first P90X twice before I came into the world, and that they both got stronger than ever and healthier than ever then because they listened to what he told them to do and they kept pushing it more and more and more. He said that you can always get better no matter how strong that you are. Mama said that they are doing it again because he will help to make them stronger and stronger again.

Daddy told me that he and Mama want to teach me to be as strong as I can be when I am little and when I am bigger too. He said he wants for us to be good examples for me so that I can stay happy and healthy my entire life. Mama said that Tony Horton tells everyone to “Bring It” and that this means to come with your entire mind and to push as hard as you can so that you can be the very best that you can be. I heard him say that “aging is for idiots.” I didn’t understand this because everyone ages, but Mama said that you don’t have to stop being able to do things for a long, long time if you work hard enough at it. She told me that Tony Horton is older than them but that he is really, really strong because of how hard he works every day.

I am proud of my Mama and Daddy, and when I watch them I squeal and yell with delight to see them moving so much. Mama calls me her motivator, and she told me that I help her to push herself as hard as she can. I know that they are stronger already, but Daddy says I haven’t seen anything yet. Bring it, Mama and Daddy, bring it and bring it and bring it.