I'm experiencing some pain in my right hip...sort of the same pain I was feeling during my half marathon training, so not sure if I should think about new running shoes or I should see a doctor, but yesterday during my run, I was in A LOT of pain :-(
I'm worried that it's more than just sore muscles...it's to the point where it aches throughout the day.
Today I am not running, will try my spin bike on the back porch and see if that helps...less impact! I am loving my very, own spin classes outdoors, although it's TOO hot around here already, a good 30 minutes on the bike allows me to sweat like CRAZY!!! And we've already established that I sweat like a grown man, so you can imagine what I'll look like out there spinning in August...YUCK!!!!!!!
To keep my mind off the constant pain issues, I've been reading Portion Size Me, the book I talked about last week regarding the 12 year old that decided that his entire family needed CHANGE! Sure glad he spoke up and happy they listened...they should have done something sooner, but who's judging?!!! I loved your comments on this issue, I agreed with everything you all said...
Some other news I find alarming and I guess good? Wellspring Camps which is basically an academy that's tuition runs around 50,000 a year! Yea, you heard right...$50,000/student!!!!!
HOWEVER, I have an issue with parents being able to shell out 50k, but can't seem to research and pull together as a family to get it done...don't you?
Or maybe I'm not seeing the full benefits of this program.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that these seriously, at-risk children are getting the help that they desperately need BUT will their habits that helped them reach 300lbs go away once they return home? Are their families taking classes on how to raise healthy children, or are they at home eating and acting as they did before? I'd like to know more about the families responsibilities while that obese teen is away at school.
These children that were being interviewed seemed absolutely helpless and that makes me SAD. So sad.
They should have felt like there was somewhere they could turn, right?
I mean, 1 in 3 children are considered overweight or obese these days...that's CRAZY. As an overweight teen myself, I felt alone. Not very many teenagers were overweight as I was growing up and let's get real...I was "growing up" not that long ago.
The report stated that our overweight/obese rate in children has tripled in the past 10 years...that's a scary statistic.
What do you think? Is this academy a great solution to overweight teens and their families?