Success and next generation Sparker is born.....
Friday, March 16, 2012
I fell asleep last night before I ever made it to the exercise room. Sat down to talk to hubby about the birthday party tonight and just sank in to oblivion in the middle of the conversation.
Got up this morning and decided somehow I WILL make room for exercise on my days off. Then my granddaughter woke up in a 5 year old contrary mood. We always discuss plans for the day over breakfast and she didn't like ANY of the things we need to do today. I suggested that after she finished breakfast maybe we could go exercise together. Immediately she was all smiles. She had to get in to her "exercise clothes" like Nana.
Last year in the first few months after she came to live with us I had purchased a "Smart Cycle" by Fisher Price for her. It is set up in the exercise room right next to my elliptical. Basically it is a stationary tricycle that hooks up to the TV and plays educational video games while the little one pedals away. She didn't show a lot of interest in it when we got it, I guess her attention span just was not good enough at 4.
What a difference one year makes!!!!! Little Athena was a dynamo and kept going the whole 30 minutes I was on the elliptical. I'm pretty sure if I had the stamina to keep going she would have too. I am just now getting back in to the swing of things though. Last week when I re-started my workouts I was only able to do 10 minutes the first time out, now I am up to 30. I don't know if she will manage to stay interested as I work my way back to even longer workouts but I think she might.
So in addition to our nightly reading (about an hour every night that I am not at work) we now have more special Nana and Athena time. I can't wait for the cold and depressing early spring weather to go away so we can go hiking and bike riding together too. She wants to go and get some more exercise clothes too. Going to have to go shopping for them soon.
Next generation of Sparker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!