Ok, who am I kidding with that title!? I’ve never had rhythm…heck, I can barely clap along with a song! One time my sweet husband took my to a Josh Turner concert and he is still, to this day, amused by my inability to clap in beat to the music. Sad, I know. Thing is, I can hear in my mind when I should clap but physically just can’t manage it. Must have thunked my head too many time as a kid…or something. Surely, you can sympathize with my inadequate timing capabilities when my kids get a guitar or piano lesson involving timing. The metronome cannot help me and I just have to trust they “get it.” If they ever become true musicians all credit is due their music instructors and my husband.
So what am I happy about? I’ve finally found a way to get a workout into my schedule as a-stay-at-home-homeschool-mom-with-four-kids-who-are-always-under-her-feet-syndrome. I’ve tried going to the gym really early in the morning and that would’ve worked except the only gym in town is…well…not so great. I’m a modest girl and let’s just say their showering facility…not for the comfortably nude. And their child care wasn’t designed for those who care about their children. There is a Curves in town but they only keep bankers hours…useless!
I’ve tried using my treadmill…doesn’t work with toddlers…just trust me on that one. I’ve tried workout videos and I like some of them…so long as I can pretend to punch Jillian Michaels in the face while I do punches or kick boxing. But those get boring after a while. Not to mention that babies and toddlers just will not WAIT for me to finish a workout before needing me. As they have gotten older I’ve tried letting them workout with me. Just so you know…children get bored with workout videos quicker that adults…like instantly.
I’ve struggled to find a consistent way to workout for ten years. Finally, I’ve found a way to get in a workout with the stay-at-home-homeschool-mom-with-four-kids-who-are-always-under-her-feet-syndrome. (Insert heavenly music and light show here!)
I found Family Time Fitness.
In other words…homeschool PE. The kids and I start our day with a forty to sixty minute physical education session (we always play tag after PE). The kids think it is tons of fun and my muscles are actually sore! I have been sore for just over a week now!!! My body hurts…it’s wonderful! After using this curriculum for a week I can honestly tell you that my wiggly-fort-building-loving-boys are more focused during school and we all have a better attitude…even me. My husband is even joining us on the living healthier lifestyle adoption. He joined in with us on the physical fitness assessment tests and has started working out too. We both have developed bad habits and unhealthy lifestyles and we do NOT want to pass this on to our kids. I just do not want my daughter to feel about herself the way I feel. I don’t want my children to struggle with poor food choices and…all that. We are making this change together as a family…and that is the part that matters.
I see brighter days ahead…
FYI…I am not affiliated with Family Time Fitness…I just want to hug them!