MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Rachael Beattie

by | Mar 23, 2021

Another day of lockdown 3 in full swing which means homeschooling and juggling life, we are doing our best.

I can feel our energy low today so we decided to have a cozy afternoon in our jammies, put the school work away for the afternoon and just be still together watching Harry potter!

I am going to be honest though I struggled with chilling out when I knew I had some deadlines to complete, so I hopped on the laptop while Evie was chilling. I always say do what feels right, if it feels right then do it!

Kids fed, now time to give this blog some time as my brain is feeling a bit empty. I recall my ‘write how you talk’ workshop with Lucy, she said just let it all go, there is no right or wrong way at getting started!

As I’m writing this the house is filled with movement, lads and dad chatter as Sean is inspiring his son to do his first-ever work out with weights. As we all are struggling with our mood at the moment especially our teen boys, this is a high step for him, the first step is underway at improving his mood, mind & body.

The time spent together, the conversation created & the happy hormones being pumped around the house is infectious!

So why am I so passionate about inspiring the next generation with movement & food?!


We can inspire and sculpt their minds to create a realistic, positive, creative, resilient world around our children.

Since being at school I had had an awful relationship with exercise and food and hated PE. I used to write letters to the teachers for reasons why I couldn’t take part in PE lessons. It was awful, I hated any kind of moving, any kind of vegetables or fruit. All I wanted to eat was sugar, chocolate oh and loads of fast food!

I watched my parents from a young age battle with their weight, trying all the fad diets, shakes and pills to try and get rid of their excess weight. From 11/12 years old, I was also yo-yo dieting forming bad emotional habits with food & alcohol.

We become what we surround ourselves with

  • How are you choosing to inspire your children?
  • What are your belief systems?
  • What are your core values?
  • Have they been handed down generation by generation?
  • Did your parents have a negative approach to food and exercise? Do you?
  • What were you told by your role models growing up about food and exercise?

Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization.

These guiding principles dictate behaviour and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong. Core values also help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their goals by creating an unwavering guide.

Come on let’s get up & inspire the next generation together!

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