It's official. The girls and I are taking (at least) a 20 minute walk everyday -- as long as it is over 20 degrees. This brilliant idea was from Gracie's allergist. She's had ongoing tummy issues and he hoped that maybe this would help, and even if it doesn't it is still genius! I love walks...you get a chance to talk, no distractions. You get fresh air and well, you get to stretch your legs a bit. Gracie and I were walking to school back in the fall, but then it got cold, days get shorter, and well, things get busy.
But, I've decided if we're too busy for a 20 minute walk then something's gotta change. I think it is a great life's rule, don't you? I mean, really, you should never be so busy you can't take a 20 minute walk with your kids.
I've been back to Jazzercise since the new year and I love it. It makes me a better mom -- I get a great start to my day (hello, 5:40 AM!) and I am more calm, patient and peaceful all day long. So I am not looking for this walk to be my excercize, which is key. The only expectation is to move, just a little, and maybe I'll take my camera...just to capture the moment. Don't you think?
I am sort of inspired by this really simple idea, aren't you? Won't you take a walk with your kids today?