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Friday, December 5, 2008

improvising...

Today is going to be a crazy day so I was concerned where I would fit in my exercise. I have a Christmas party to go to with my three year old today and tonight we are taking my 6 year old out for dinner for her birthday. There was no time to get to the gym and I just wasn't up for an exercise video. However, since both of these events will have food as a component (and probably not all of it very good for me) --I knew I shouldn't skip a workout.

So I improvised...this morning I decided to crank up the music and my three year old and I had a little dance party for 30 minutes. Since all of the rooms on my first floor open up to each other, as a part of our activity we ended up running around the house's circle about a hundred times to the music. She had a blast -- even the dog got involved and now I can go on with my day without the guilt I feel when I don't get up and do something. My heart rate monitor told me that I burned 500 calories and maybe my little one will actually take a nap!

3 comments:

Kari said...

Awesome idea, you go girl!

niermann5 said...

Yea! And the girls probably loved it! We danced all the dances in Barbie Nutcracker & counted it as my workout :)

abbymonnin said...

Hey Jen! I was avoiding some cleaning myself and decided to look up your blog. Very nice! I hope to see you Wed. night!