If you’ve got kinds under 5, you know that messing around with them is a great workout.
You’re running, you’re stretching, you’re lifting 40 pound squirming dumbbells. It doesn’t do much to mold and sculpt your body (Dads have beer guts. It’s from how we hold our kids, we can’t help it.) but at least it’s some physical activity that is challenging different muscle groups.
Go ahead, chase a 3 year old around a playground and try to tell me that’s not a P90X level challenge.
With the playground covered in white and the temps near freezing, your usual workout needs to be modified.
Here’s a way you can try to trim it down this winter, with another DadCAMP Workout: Hill Repeats.
Find a toboggan hill. Push the kid down the hill. Listen to him scream. Beg him to climb back up the hill. Run down the hill to get your kid. Pull him in the sled back up the hill. Repeat for 45 minutes or until one of the kids has to go potty.