Exercise has become very difficult for me due to my ever expanding waistline (as well as the rest of me!). So I trying to squeeze in mini-workouts when I can. Walking, using my exercise bands in front of the tv, endless stroller pushing and supervised bike riding have taken the place of my beloved spinning class, bootcamp, and running. (Bending over has become the biggest nightmare!)
We have only had a few (4-5) days of sun since April began (and now mid-May I am wearing a polar fleece jacket dodging rain drops as I load up groceries in the van!!!) and so the kids are completely going crazy if it is dry. They want to do EVERYTHING outside. Ride bikes, skate, scooters, jumprope, sidewalk chalk, all that good stuff gets crammed into the few hours of sunshine we have. On this day last week, I took the kids on a walk/skate/wagon ride in the neighborhood. It was a few minutes of happiness and joy for us all. Then the skies opened up again for yet another rain shower.Pulling this guy up and down the hills of my neighborhood have to be giving me some sort of workout, don't you think?! He loves to walk the dog by the way, I promise I am not forcing him to hold the leash.
Ahh bliss. These two wear their skates so much I think they forget they have them on, they are so good at skating and they truly love it. Sometimes they are just wearing them around and walking through the yard, cracks me up, like the skates are part of their bodies. I remember some white and yellow skates I had when I was little, they had Minnie Mouse on them, I cried when they became too small for my feet.
That's how we like to roll.
Just a couple more pictures from the only sunny day we had last week.