Motivate to Dominate
- Barry Russell, Midland H S
- Physical Activity Participation
When we started Fuel Up to Play 60, we focused on the Physical Activity Plays to start up, following the Healthy Eating Plays. We mixed up our daily physical activity Plays. From the 100 mile club, to boot camp, to self resistance exercises, we tried to motivate the kids in all kinds of different ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Our star story came when we had a girl come up and proclaim that she had "lost 18 pounds" since we had started. This turned our motivation into dominating the healthy lifestyle challenge. By this one student's success and story, other students continued to push through and motivated themselves to keep pushing harder. We continue to work hard at being physically active, but also to follow that up with discussing healthy eating options.