Today I tried to show Pep how to do a push up. The key to a good push-up is to place your slightly wider than your shoulders. Raise up onto your toes so you are balanced on your hands and toes. Keep your body in a straight line from head to toe without sagging in the middle or arching your back. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees and press yourself back up to starting position. You can modify by being on your knees during push up.

It felt great to do push ups. But then I smelled peanut butter. I looked up to find Pep surrounded by bags of candy, his mouth stuffed full of peanut butter cup. He smiled and said, “I forgot to eat breakfast. I hope you don’t mind I brought it along. I gotta say, I am not feeling so hot this morning, I don’t think I can do those push-ups.”

Candy for breakfast? No wonder he felt sick. I gave Pep a journal so that he can write down his food intake each day. He and I can work together to try to improve his diet and how he feels. He may need some help with the pen, but I can’t wait to see what Pep eats each day.

I quickly whipped up a healthier version of peanut butter cups for when Pep needs just a little bit of something sweet