Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Personal Trainer

I've come to realize and appreciate my son as a free personal trainer. For example, I was surprised to find that the walks I take with my son (who is usually on a big wheel or scooter) strangely resemble the South Beach Diet's "Interval Walking" schedule:

Warmup: Start with a 3-minute walk at Easy Pace (while we decide which route to take)
Walk for 30 seconds at Moderate Pace (to keep up with my son who is cruising along, or when I am a "bad guy" being chased by a "police man")
Walk for 30 seconds at Easy Pace (while my son investigates pinecones, dead worms, leaves, pets dogs, etc.)
Repeat 12 times.

(We even fit in plenty of stops along the way at Burger King or Taco Bell- aka: utility boxes).

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