August 11, 2008

Muscle-building Monday

Sorry for my absence -- I've been "playing" with my recent house guests.

Hiking mommy-style:

Grab a 25 pound baby, a baby carrier/backpack to put him in, a couple diapers, some wipes, water, snacks, and never forget the bug spray and sunscreen. Find a mountain with an elevation starting at 8100 feet, and start hiking up a dirt path for 2 hours. Did I mention dragging a 5 and 4 year old along too??

This will build your muscles any day of the week AND remind you of muscles you didn't realize you had. Fortunately when you're already in good shape, you won't be feeling it the next day. It will be unfortunate (and pretty sore) if you don't fall into that category*.

(*If you aren't in good shape I'd loudly scream in your face not to try this activity.)


Anonymous said...


Does apple-picking with a 26 pound baby in a backpack count as strength training. LOL! We will be doing that the end of this month.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I remember similar "Mommy Style" hikes! ROFLOL! Thank you for the smile and visiting my blog!

Mark Salinas said...

Great job! :)