I love ways to exercise that includes my children. I get up early before they get up, and workout so that I don't take away from time with them, but I like to find things to do together because they are a lot of fun, and its good role playing with them to show them that exercise is great for your body and fun!.
One way to accomplish this time together is with the Wii. All of my children love to play with the Wii. The Wii Fit accomplishes all the interests of everyone. We love to challenge and encourage each other and the boogie board really uses your core. Wii golf and baseball is fun as well. It can be pricey but sometimes you can find pre-owned machines on E-Bay.
With the children off school, go for a walk or nature hike, and ride bikes if your weather permits.
We are very lucky to have a trampoline. When I jump on that with my kids, they see it as special time, and I find it to be a high-cardio exercise time. There also individual tramps that can be used in the house. They have a bar in the front that you hold onto and you can really raise your heart-rate with that.
In the winter, sledding is a much harder workout than you might think. Climbing back up the hill with all that gear on can build a sweat. Ice skating is also a challenge, though be careful of your ankles. If you start to experience pain, then sit down.
Try to keep moving over the holidays, and get your family to join in!
Workout Dairy- 12/19/11: Monday
P90X tape- chest,triceps, biceps, shoulders- 60 minutes
Food Diary 12/19/11: Monday
2 oz old fashioned oat meal with cinnamon, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (187+ 125 cal)
1 cup organic egg whites, 1 cup organic spinach, 1 oz non-fat feta (170 cal)
protein shake with 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites ( 185 cal)
4oz orange roughy (100 cal)
salad- 2 cups organic spinach, 1/2 orange sweet pepper, 4 cherry tomatoes, 4 asparagus,1/8 cup roasted no-salt pumpkin seeds no calorie walden farms dressing( 105 cal)
whole wheat English muffin, 1 tbls organic no salt almond butter, green apple slices( 190 cal)
Whole wheat crackers with 3 tablespoons lobster brie dip (low-fat, homemade) (150 cal)
4 oz shrimp, balsamic vinegar (90 cal)
8 asparagus, sliced carrots (64 cal)
1 cup whole wheat rotini (190 cal)
8 oz 0% Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup high fiber Kashi cereal ( 150 cal)
homemade, air popped, popcorn (90 cal)