Burning Calories with the Family
I love the gym, but sometimes you just need a break.
I normally try to make it to the gym over the weekend (Sunday afternoons) for at least a 30-minute session of cardio, but there wasn’t really much of a need this weekend. I also had other things to do.
On Saturday, the wife and I took our daughter to the park for about two hours. My daughter, being almost two, loves going down the slide over and over again. I love going with her. To get back on the slide, though, you have to run all the way to the other end of the platform (the size of a large house). I burned a lot of calories and tuckered my daughter out well before I was. It’s easy to tell when she’s tired and ready to leave because she just starts walking toward the car.
When she did, we followed her and went out to lunch.
On Sunday, the father/brother-in law and I went to watch USC (South Carolina, not Southern California) play baseball. It was about 85 degrees and breezy. We had to walk about a mile to get to the park from our car, so again, it was another great way to burn calories without having to step onto the elliptical like I normally do on Sundays.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my elliptical workouts, but walking to go watch baseball when it’s 85-degrees outside is pretty fun too.