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Working out for...Pokemon?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Yesterday, I was thinking of how to get some activity in. It is tricky with the kids always around. By the time we are done with school, we all want to be a bit lazy, I admit.
So, I'm sitting at the computer after dinner, when my 10 year old son, Bob, says,
"Ugh, I need 2,000 steps to get my next Pokemon!"
He has this thing called a Pokewalker. It is a pedometer and every time you walk 10,000 steps you can get a little guy for your DS games. Cool, right?
I think for a minute and tell him I know a way he can get his steps. We turn on the Fitness on Demand and do the Walk one Mile in 15 minutes class. It was fun and, for those of us who are out of shape, some work too! Even my 13 year old joined in. (though she thought it was too easy.)
Bob got his 2,000 steps and enjoyed the workout, even asked if we can do this every day!
Workout problem solved, though the miracle of Pokemon!
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