Fitting in Fitness on the Road with 7 Kids and a Dog

Fitting in Fitness on the Road with 7 Kids and a Dog |

I am not a fitness expert. In fact, even though I was my high school valedictorian, I failed gym class in college. Life is funny like that. (You didn’t know that, did you, Mom? Surprise!)

Here’s why I failed. Consistency, which is sometimes the same as boredom. The class required me to come to the same room in the same building the same three days every week and do the same things on the same machines that always smelled the same…and that was not a good same smell, if you know what I mean.

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Some people thrive on that…and they look buff. I don’t thrive on that…nor do I look buff. But I am trim and active. That’s nothing to scoff at, since I also turned 40 last week and have birthed seven children, and no, I’m not the type who gets the cute little pregnancy bump in front. I’m the type that hears, “Are you sure they’re not twins?” or my personal favorite, “It’s like you’re pregnant in front and in back.” Smack!

To add another dimension to the challenges of exercising, as my longtime readers know, we live in a travel trailer as we tour the country with my husband’s music mission.

Oh that’s right! They live in a trailer! How does she exercise? How does she stay sane?

We’ll take the sanity question another day, but the exercise question I answer at The Humbled Homemaker where I discuss my four basic principles that apply to exercise and almost every other aspect of my life, and I show how that plays out in my everyday life.

Fitting in Fitness on the Road with 7 Kids and a Dog |

Just so we get the imagery straight, we’re not actually exercising ON the road, as in ON the dotted yellow lines…but you understood that, right? I thought so.

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