We spent the first 5 years of Elise's life praying that she would gain weight and get ON the stinkin' charts...and now, we are a little concerned about her activity level and snack intakes. The doctors are not concerned yet. They assure me that she is still in the healthy range, but she is certainly edging up to the top of the bracket. She is still growing up and they aren't worried about her increase in weight.
I am not concerned for now. I am concerned about the habits that are being formed. I am pushing the high protein snacks, getting away from the highly processed carbohydrates. I am trying to get her into the habit of exercise now, so if and when she needs to, it will not be a foreign torture.
This has been difficult. She is not terribly coordinated. She does not follow rules well enough to jump into typical peer sports. She can run, and run she does in Target and down the halls at school...on the road in our neighborhood? Not so much. So I've been trying to figure out how to up the energy output.
Our golden fall-back, is actually a sensory discovery. She LOVES the input that she gets bouncing on the trampoline. She'll jump just like a crazy thing for quite a while. So that's what we are doing here at home. But she needs more...like the rest of us, one thing gets boring after a while.
I've considered joining a pool, as a family, just for her...but they none of them are close by...
Today I stumbled on a surpise. I turned waaay up the tunes on my phone while I was cooking...and Charlotte was lured in like a moth to a flame...and we commenced to jump around like crazy people. And Elise was lured in by the crazy that was going down. And she joined us in the jumping around like crazy people. For 45 minutes. No lie. Really? I've been worrying for 6 months? And it's under my nose and FREE and IN MY HOUSE!?!?!?
Tomorrow I have a date with iTunes. I'll be uploading all of the songs that Elise particularly loves from all her movies...and Voila!! We have a workout!!!!
I'll let you know how it goes....