Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Step 4 and back to the Daily Grind!

Step 4- Get moving with the kids

A study has shown that adults with kids living under their roof take in nearly 5 grams more fat per day then adults who are kid-free. Involve children in fitness to make it seem less like a chore and more likely to get it done. Here are some activities that you can do with children of all ages

Babies- walk or job with the baby in a stroller, sign up for Baby Boot Camp (www.babybootcamp.com) or find a mom and baby exercise class.

Toddlers and preschoolers- Put on some music and dance. Go for a bike rid, go to the park, go on a nature walk, anything to get them moving

School-age children- kick a ball in the backyard, take a karate class together, play tennis, any active movement or games

Tweens and teens- go in-line skating, play basketball or volleyball, play golf or frisbee golf, play tennis.

That's it!

Today was back to the daily grind- my kids are doing fairly well at school (not mine personally since I don't have any) but my first graders are hanging in there behavior wise. I actually probably have one of the best behaved first grade classes and I'm very thankful for that. It definitely helps keep my stress level down. I am enjoying the year BUT it's just draining- time consuming so to speak.

Breakfast- SB cereal bar, cheese
am snack- nothing
lunch- brown rice, veggie soup, a few bites of leftover chicken, and Fiber One bar
pm snack- curves granola bar and then about 2 hours later I had a Special K protein bar
dinner- 2 grilled cheese sandwiches on 100% whole wheat bread (I was only going to have one but I sort of burnt the first one) and a bowl of mixed fruit (apple, banana, and kiwi)
dessert- 2 nsa creamsicles

water: 32 oz. plus 12 oz., plus 12 oz. (56 oz.) and about 40 oz. of diet mtn. dew (yes, I know it's a lot- I need to not drink it quite so much).

I also walked about 5 miles today! Right at 10000 steps.

1 comment:

Maria said...

My daughter and I exercise together. I've got the whole family involved. We're starting tennis lessons tomorrow!

5 miles walk! Fabulous! That's a lot of walking!