In my sidebar this week I have a little survey about your exercise habits. I will admit that my answer to my own survey question is that my only form of exercise is running after my children. And, that keeps me pretty busy.
I have been very aware of my need for some genuine exercise. But, for one, I don't particulary care to exercise. And, I haven't been able to figure out a time to fit it in. I'm pretty much with my children 24/7.
So, I think I may have come up with a solution today. I took my boys back to the rail trail near our house (it's about a 7 minute drive). The big boys brought their bikes. And, this time I had a double stroller for my 2 year old & my baby.
We had a great time! The trail is beautiful and shaded. It is straight and level. It's perfect for boys who are still getting the hang of riding their bikes, and one out-of-shape momma.
Once again I forgot my camera. I also forgot to wear good walking shoes. I was so focused on getting 4 boys out the door that I forgot to change out of my flip flops. And, next time I think we would bring water along as well. My boys & I were pretty sweaty & thirsty by the time we finished our walk.
I'm thinking we should try to make this part of our early morning routine. And, on days that we can't go in the morning we could come back in the cool of the evening.
It seems like an easy solution to my exercise problem. And, it's a great activity for the boys too. Hopefully, I can remember the enthusiasm I have right now and follow through.