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Teaching Sunday School To 2 Year Olds Should Count as a Workout!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Hubby and I taught Sunday School with the toddlers today. By the time we get ourselves set up, kids checked in and stuff, we are doing the manic teacher dance for an hour and a half. I also have the fun job (really, I think it is fun) of leading the toddlers and a class of older kids in worship time on the days I teach, and this always involves fun, fast songs with lots of activity involved. We are jumping around, spinning around and otherwise shaking our booties for a good long while. And my own 2 year old always wants me to hold him while I'm doing these things, so I'm trying to jump and spin and shake my booty with a 35 pound weight in my arms who giggles and clings to me like a little monkey (I really can't complain about that). Then, it's back to our classroom to organize craft time, snack time and play time. In the midst of all that, we're lifting up little ones, to calm them down, cheer them up or hand them out the door to their parents when it's time to go. Then it's time to clean everything before we head out the door, chasing after our own 3 boys.
When I made it to the car, I found myself wondering how many calories I had burned just "teaching" today. Not that it matters in the end - but it's definitely got all the elements of a workout - cardio, strength, and flexibility.
Have a great week everyone!
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TEENY_BIKINI 1/15/2012 9:28PM

    Sounds like a fun workout to me!

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I wonder if Teaching Sunday School is in the fitness tracker?

:)

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BAZINGABROOKE 1/8/2012 9:28PM

    That sounds like so much fun!

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JAMARIEHICKEY 1/8/2012 7:11PM

    Sounds like a VERY fun workout!! :)

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MKPRINCESS007 1/8/2012 7:08PM

    Wow.......nothing like burning calories while having fun! Isn't it nice you didn't have time to think about the fact that you were "working out"? Sounds wonderful and like great fun! You and DH have so much to be thankful for........and I am sure the families of the children you taught today really appreciate your hard work.

Hope you might have a minute to take a break soon...........

Karen

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SHOAPIE 1/8/2012 6:24PM

    Sounds like an incredibly rigorous workout! Good for you.

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EASTENDCLAM 1/8/2012 6:19PM

    Thanks for you and your husbands time and efforts at providing a fun, nurturing environment for what is a trying time for any parent at home, much less in a group setting. Why not take your pulse a couple of times and report back? I'll bet you're in your target zone for most of Sunday morning!

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KMICHA 1/8/2012 6:19PM

    I totally agree! I teach 2's and 3's!

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