They actually did it and initiated it! :)
Chris had a good father's day :) He enjoyed his foot rub and breakfast sandwich that the kids helped make. He was very impressed with their homemade gifts which I failed to take a picture of to show you :/ .....And
he was very happy with his new chain saw.
I did get my 8 mile run done early (before the kids got up)! I was out the door by 6:30 to meet S & it ended up being more like an 8.5 miler. My foot went numb around mile 4 & so changed my stride & tried pushing off with the ball of my foot more, that made the numbness go away for the rest of the run.
Then, around mile 6 my hip flexors started getting sore. I haven't been the best about my strengthening. I need to do it more than 1-2 times a week. I also need to stretch the hip flexors daily, which in all honesty I have probably been doing once a week.
My boys have started doing a little workout each night too. They listen to me talk about healthy habits a lot and hopefully see that I lead by example. We talk about eating right, getting 5-7 servings of fruit and veggies into our bodies every day, & about how drinking water/milk is good, but that we should avoid juice and soda. They love playing sports & are very active. I always praise them for this & let them know how happy I am that they are so healthy.
So I think it was Tuesday that they initiated this workout. They want to do push-ups and sit-ups every night. I said that was fine and that they should pick a day where they rest. They decided on Monday.
Everyday they add 1 push-up on and 1 sit-up on. Yesterday Elijah did 16 push-ups and 20 sit-ups. Noah has been doing whatever he feels like for sit-ups - usually around 40 - 50!?!(One day he did 100 & I told him he probably shouldn't do that too often. lol) of them and he does the same number of push-ups as Elijah.
Just doing these over a 6 day period they have improved so much. Noah's endurance with the push-ups and his form are great and Elijah is improving too.
I love that they are starting to enjoy exercise and look at it as a fun thing to do. It helps when they can see they are getting better at it and they feel stronger. We write on the calendar what the goal is for the next day, but I don't push them on it. I never want them to look at exercise as anything but fun. I'm LOVING their new-found love of exercise!
If you have kids, do they like to do any exercises?
When did you start looking at exercise as something you enjoy?