What I said to my kids about racial injustice + a HIIT workout to help get through the heaviness.

The girls and I went to get a drive-thru lunch yesterday. While we were waiting for our food, I took the opportunity to talk about racism and the current events with racial injustice and police brutality.⁣

I limit this on my Insta to avoid trolls and exasperating arguments that the don’t end well. But I can’t stay silent when there are lives being taken away. My friend Lara @heavyeyeshappyhearts says, ‘it’s not enough to simply be anti-racist, we need to open it up to discussion’ and address it so it doesn’t feel foreign to our kids.⁣

I kept it simple with these main points:⁣⁣⁣
• some people believe their skin colour is better than other skin colours so they do things to hurt POC.⁣⁣⁣
• people of colour have different experiences than us and it is important to understand that.⁣⁣⁣
• speaking up and protests have led us to change so we cannot stay silent about things that aren’t right. ⁣⁣⁣
• this is important to our family.⁣⁣
I’ve been educating myself more as well and my heart continues to feel heavy (I recognize this is my privilege). Movement helps. This is the circuit I did today:⁣⁣⁣
10/10/10 HIIT⁣⁣⁣
[10 reps of each movement, per side, 3 rounds]⁣⁣⁣
• step ups⁣⁣⁣
• curtsy lunge⁣⁣⁣
• push up⁣⁣⁣
• toe tap⁣⁣⁣
• burpees⁣⁣⁣
• plank shoulder taps⁣⁣⁣

How are you handling the current events? Are you talking to your kids about it?

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