Skipping, running, jumping, twirling, dancing… sounds like the typical 6-year-old, doesn’t it? How many of us had weight management problems when we were 6? I’m not trying overgeneralize, but I’m going to do just that: Most of us didn’t have a hard time managing our weight when we were kids. True, true – there are a lot of factors that play into that – but movement is something we just did when we were younger.
Yesterday, I had a friend come to visit me. She loves to try new things. The ultimate adventurer. She convinced me to try paintball a few months ago, which didn’t go so well. But, suffice to say, sitting around drinking a glass of wine and seeing a movie is not her cup of tea. So, I knew if we were going to spend some time together, we needed to do something F-U-N.
I asked her to come snow tubing for the day. It’s not something that I would do on my own. But I was semi-curious and knew she would be up for it. When it was time to go snow tubing, I immediately started thinking of reasons why we shouldn’t go: It’s too cold, we have to pay, it’s easier to just stay inside. But she wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Well, let me tell you, it was a blast. And when the hour we paid for was up, we went straight to the mountain coaster at Okemo and screamed with glee all the way down. I almost talked myself out of it and ended up having a great day. I was moving, I was outside, but it didn’t feel like exercise or forced movement. I was moving like a kid again.