Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Parenting: fitness during figure skating

I know I've terrified everyone with my very serious post last week, so I'm going to lighten things up a bit and talk about my latest plan.

I spend, let's see...10+ hours at the rink every week. I sit on the cold metal bleachers, watch Ice Girl practice, chat with the moms, and read novels.

This week is different. This week I'm finding time to exercise instead. Yup. I feel so smart. Instead of watching the entire time, I'm walking up the hill towards the little league baseball diamonds and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Instead of whining about how I have no time to exercise, I'm carving out some time for myself.

Parenting lesson: I can still watch Ice Girl figure skate, but I can also find time for exercise and maybe drop a few pounds.

3 comments:

SusanAtLifeskate said...

Good for you. Remaining still in an ice rink is a killer, that's why you see coaches and other parents sometimes wearing bear suits.

Aaron said...

Good plan! I'm always complaining about not having time to execrise (yet have time to write a blog ?) so I went and got the Wii Fit Balance Board for Wii...it's amazing. Now I have time to exercise and keep up on skating.

I should just go skating and loose weight that way!

Aaron said...

Good plan! I'm always complaining about not having time to execrise (yet have time to write a blog ?) so I went and got the Wii Fit Balance Board for Wii...it's amazing. Now I have time to exercise and keep up on skating.

I should just go skating and loose weight that way!