Thursday, November 3, 2011

We've got PE covered


I enjoy exercise, but I find it hard to make it a priority to go to the gym on my own. I might squeeze in a walk or some home yoga with a DVD, but to get my butt down to the gym I really need to have another reason.

Thank goodness the kids have a full gym schedule! Because we use the YMCA, there are classes for the whole family, and the PlayCare room for Hypatia when there isn't anything for her. Carbon has joined a Jiu Jitsu class that meets two evenings a week, and they are both doing a Homeschool PE program there that meets for two hours, twice a week. It's an hour in the swimming pool and then an hour in the gym.

They're getting plenty of exercise. (And having fun!). And the schedule means that I'm getting my exercise too. I go off and do my own stuff while they are swimming, then come back in time to help Hypatia wash her hair in the showers, then join them for the gym part. And I can sneak some reading in there too.

Sometimes we just need an external structure to keep us going.

1 comment:

  1. I agree -- external structure can be a huge help, especially when it comes to taking care of our bodies. I hope your kids enjoy Homeschool P.E.!