I know I have to leave about fifteen minutes earlier than if I drive, but I get in a quick mile and my daughter gets a quick half mile to get her brain going too! It saves gas (always a good) and we spend 15 minutes talking! Win, Win Win!
I am not a big fan of morning exercise, but this is so much fun, I keep doing it!
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I have to drive my kids to school. Instead of heading home after I drop them off, I go for a walk. If the weather is bad, I just head to the local shopping centre for some brisk mall walking. Mornings only half over and I've got an hour of walking in - instead of going back to bed, or getting wrapped up in housework, or running errands.
I bring my head phones and wear my walking shoes, get showered and dressed as soon as I get up.
I walk for 25 minutes every weekday with my daycare kids in our school gym. Not only do I get my walk in but they are also getting exercise. I make it fun by changing out to skipping, running, hopping, walking backwards, etc. Sometimes they 'chase' me or I 'chase' them.They giggle all the way and don't even realize they are exercising!
I buy Scrip cards from my kids' school. It helps me budget how much I spend at each of those stores and I get 50% of the rebate applied to my kids' tuition and the rest of the rebate goes to the school. It's a win/win situation
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