This week started with a school holiday, so I missed going to the Y on Monday. I did make up for missing Friday by going on Saturday last weekend. I had intentions of making it to exercise classes this week, but they started before I had a chance to get from school to the Y, so I just did cardio, mainly the eliptical, both visits this week. I really had planned to try out a step class today, but got snagged in the school parking lot chatting with another mom, so I was too late to start a new class.
My son found my pedometer this morning and asked if he could play with it. I had forgotten about it completely, but stuck it in my pocket so I could keep track of my steps today. I surprised myself that just before I started dinner I checked it to find I hit over 9000 steps today! That was about an hour at the Y on the eliptical and treadmill, plus a trip to Target, and walking the mall with the kiddo after school. I think I read somewhere a while back that a good target to hit daily was about 10000 steps, so I came close today!
We've been incredibly lucky this winter with being spared the brutal cold temperatures. This past week, except for today, was just beautiful. We went to a playground to run around and play on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, taking advantage of the little taste of spring. We visited a different playground each day, and despite one small injury on Sunday on a slide, I managed to get the kiddo to use the slide at the other playgrounds to get over his trauma. (Of course school photo day was today, so he had a great yellowish bruise on the center of his forehead as a result of his slide injury!) It was fun visiting the playground that I used to play at as a child, as it was next to my elementary school. Of course 35 plus years later all the equipment is completely different, you know, more safe! But it was fun to check it out again, even if the neighborhood has changed a bit!
My son is interested in exercise and knows that both of his parents go to the Y to exercise. He talks about and mimics what he would look like if he were running on a treadmill. We talk about why we exercise and how it helps us feel healthy. We also talk a lot about healthy foods. We picked up a new book this week on a visit to the Please Touch Museum called the Bearenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food. My son does not each as much junk food as the book shows, but I thought it would be a good reminder for why we don't eat unhealthy food all day. His idea of a snack lately is candy or cookies, and I'm working on getting him to eat fruit instead.
I'm linking up to Sherry's Fitness Friday linky again this week!