Overcoming Obesity

Saturday, June 12, 2010

If you build it, they will come!

Something that I have noticed is that ever since my son and I extended our porch, all of the neighborhood kids hang with us in the evenings.

They have always come over but in the past it was about playing RockBank (I am a rockband junkie, though not of late) and my warm peanut butter cookies but here recently we just don't ever make it inside. We hang out and "play" outside. Yes, play... even me.

I have had so much fun with the kids. I forgot how great dodgeball is and let me tell you, what a work out! Those kids had me busting a sweat and boy was my heart pounding, what a cardio workout! Then, there was the bike race. So, I did't win but third place isn't two shabby when your competetors are 14, 14, 11, 10 and 7. Yea, I placed third (beaten by the 11 and 10 year old). I proudly wear my silver medal and have the right to smack talk my 14 year old, LOL! Of course, he says he let me win but I beg to differ.

I was really worried when I cancelled my gym membership but I can see it is still possible to lose weight with the great outdoors and I have to say, it's so much fun to act like a kid again! The laughter, the joy and not worrying what anyone else thinks! I think, I just might be on to something!


  1. What a fun way to lose weight! Great going!

  2. Haha, I wish the kids around here were closer (and not as lazy). I would love playing outside if I had someone to play with. Glad you're not too worried about the gym membership anymore.