Wednesday, January 23, 2008

WFMW: An Easy Workout

Recently on my homeschool blog a friend asked me how I found time for fitness when my kids were younger. Kelly Ripa was probably in middle school when my kids were younger, so she hadn't shared this idea yet, but recently I came across this great workout that my kids and I think is fun and which I think would be a perfect way to get in a good workout with young children around. It's the "Alphabet Workout." Mom (and older kids) can use a 5-20 pound weight ball and little ones can use just a playground ball. Mom gets a great workout and the kids practice their ABC's (or spelling words!)

An easy, inexpensive (arm-flab-reducing) workout that doesn't require a gym membership and can be done with kids... works for me! For more ideas, visit Shannon.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


The Lloyd Family said...

This looks fun .... and believe me .... exercise NEVER looks fun to me. I can just hear my kids giggling through this workout though.

MAYBE .... just MAYBE we will have to try it. haha

Karla said...

Great idea! And great blog! I added it to my favorites list, so I'll remember to come back.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Jeni said...

That's cute, and looks like a great rainy-day burn-of-the-energy thing for young kids!

Jeni said...

I didn't see until I already commented that you're adopting from Ethopia - that's fantastic! Somewhere in Ethopia I've got a new niece or nephew waiting to come home; my brother and his wife are going through the process now.

Totallyscrappy said...

Work off the flab AND keep the kids laughing... Terrific!

Family O'Foxes said...

That looks like fun!

Kelly did a great job doing push ups. I wouldn't of been able to do that. :)


Margaret said...

that is awesome - I am going to totally going to do that!
:)I am praying for you guys!