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    Default Exercising with 7 year old

    I need some tips please. DS7 has been diagnosed with ADHD and has boundless energy. He also does not need alot of sleep and generally wakes about 5am every single morning. As you can imagine, after 7 years of him harassing me every morning from 5am, I am absolutely exhausted.

    I need to come to terms that this isnt going to change and i cant start every day angry and frustrated that he won't sleep longer and that I dont have time to do the things I need to do like exercise.

    I need to lose 10kg and my favourite time of day to exercise is, you guessed it.. 5am.

    I have come to the realisation that if you cant beat them you must join them. So my son and I (sometimes with baby in pram) are going to exercise together every morning now.

    He is quite fit and active. He will drop to the floor and do 5 pushups just watchin telly.

    So does anyone have any tips, maybe a workout routine that can be done by both 43 year old woman and 7 year old boy thats more than just walking?

    Thanks!!

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    What about a trampoline, they are great fun plus burn calories too.

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    Bike riding? DH or I take DS (5) riding nearly every day, it's a great way to release energy! Plus yes the trampoline like pp suggested

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    I didn't even think about our bikes!! That's a great idea. We did have a trampoline but it ended up being a big leaf catcher. I might look and see if I can pick up a small little one. I'm thinking of setting up an obstacle course so that could be part of it.

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    -Set up an obstacle course in your back yard
    -Bike riding
    -Hiking
    -Tennis
    -Rollerblading
    -Volleyball

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    I have just started taking the kids with me on their scooters sometimes when I go for a run. I'll get about 3km in and then we stop at a playground for a big play and I join in. Running up the big hill, swinging on the monkey bars, climbing the ropes, up and down the slide- it's actually a really decent workout.

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    I would also look at some 'heavy work' such as digging, pulling and pushing heavy objects around the house and yard.

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    Like other people suggested, bike riding, scooter, skating. Or if you want to do it at home how about exercise videos? DH, my girls aged 3,6,6&8 do Pilates most mornings or Zumba. They love it and really get into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    Like other people suggested, bike riding, scooter, skating. Or if you want to do it at home how about exercise videos? DH, my girls aged 3,6,6&8 do Pilates most mornings or Zumba. They love it and really get into it.
    I was going to suggest Zumba. Can be done at home too.

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    Thanks for the tips everyone! I love the idea of running with the scooter! Exercise DVDs are a good idea for rainy days. But I might look into DVDs with military type men screaming 'drop and give me 20' as I think that would be more DS style than Zumba haha!

    I think this might just work!

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