We’ve been in a healthy-living cocoon these last few months. It all started when my husband had a 104 fever for 3 days. Come to find out he had diverticulitis. Which is usually something older people get and is caused by a western, American diet. I was terrified and got online immediately to figure out what in the world we were going to do–I did not want my husband on medication for the rest of his life. (Ever since my dad was sick with cancer and Hepatitis C, I have a huge distrust of medicine.)
Anywhoo. I found a local chiropractor who had just begun a 40 Day class and Healthy Living Challenge. I called to get my husband signed up and he has not turned back! He has been eating a “healing foods diet” and working out at a CrossFit gym. He is so excited about it and it has rubbed off onto all of us.
I’m now in the middle of the Healing Foods Diet (which means NO SUGAR for 40 days!) and have been amping up our healthy foods in the house. I’ve also been *gulp* exercising. I haven’t done any consistent exercise since I was pregnant with Asa. He is almost 4, y’all!
When my husband comes home from the gym, the kids want to know what exercises he did. He tells them and then they copy him. They absolutely love it! I’ve found some similar (similar, mind you) high-intensity exercise videos online so the kids and I can do it together. You’d think I was giving them an extra TV show or a candy bar they love it so much.
Well, lo and behold, we get Clubhouse Jr in the mail last week and inside is an Olympic Fitness Challenge for the summer. The kids earn points for whenever they exercise and if they earn 100 points this summer, Clubhouse Jr will mail them a prize! My kids could not be more pumped!
There is an downloadable exercise log but we decided to make our own–we found a huge piece of paper (I think it was actually packing material from our last Ikea run) and made a long game-board like path on it. This actually took forever to fit 100 spaces on it, but it looks really cute now!
What have I gotten myself into? They are asking me to workout! Let a little child lead them, indeed!
Do you exercise with your kids? Wanna do the Olympic Fitness Challenge with us?