Run: 20 mins.
P90X Legs & Back: 60 mins.
Have you ever watched 5-year-olds playing soccer? It is equal parts adorable and hilarious. Olivia plays on a little city rec league on a team called “The Power Ponies”.
There’s no score-keeping, just good ol’ fashioned fun. As it should be at this age, in my opinion. There’s plenty of time for them to worry about being good enough/fast enough/skilled enough later. I think the best part is when the opposing team assists with a goal, and everyone still cheers regardless.
I think we can learn a lot from kids sometimes.
Since Olivia’s games are in the morning on Saturdays, and I’m prone to sleeping in whenever I get the chance, I only had time for a 20 minute run before the game. I knew I needed to check my P90X work-out off the list, too, and was certain I’d do it “as soon as I got home.”
Well, then we had an 11:00 brunch at our friends’ house, and then pretty soon it was 3pm and we were still brunching, and then some other excuses got in the way, and then suddenly…
…it was 7pm and we were just sitting down to dinner.
Normally I would have found every reason in the book to avoid doing my scheduled work-out. But then John says, “Why don’t you go do it now before O goes to bed and I’ll do the dishes?”
Well, hello, you don’t need to ask me twice. I’d rather do just about anything than do the dishes.*
*Disclaimer: Time to come clean: I hardly ever do the dishes. Love you, honey.
So, before I had time to talk myself out of it, I threw on my work-out clothes and got to it. Olivia asked if she could “do the work-out with me” and how could I say no?
As challenging as it can be to have your 5-year-old on a constant loop of “look at me, Mom! watch this, Mom! look I’m doing it, Mom!” while you’re trying to just get through your exercises without passing out, it’s still pretty fun to have her get excited about moving her body and being fit.
Now if she could just learn the concept of personal space when it comes to floor mats.
What time of day do you like to exercise? I’d love to hear from you!