Tiffany, Week 10: How To Have Fun (While Getting Fit)

It’s so hard to believe we are in our third challenge already. We’re still loving our Fitbit Wireless Trackers. We are trying to get more steps and movement than the other family however these little trackers have sparked competition within Lehman Land as well! We have bragging rights to see who has the most steps in a day.

Competing against each other is fun and keeps us accountable to one another—which made me think I would write about having fun while getting in shape in this post. I should state that I’m not a fitness expert. But I do know how to have a good time. Part of that comes just from working out. For me the biggest benefit of exercise is my mood. When I don’t work out I’m a grumpy mama. I need the release of endorphins to help me deal with the daily grind.

With fun and fitness on the brain last weekend, Andy and I decided to surprise Anna and Jack with a trip to SkyZone Sports, which has an indoor trampoline park. This place was AWESOME! There were giant trampolines all over, trampoline walls, and foam pits you can jump into. You could play dodge ball or shoot hoops. We went for only an hour—and that was an amazing hour. But oh my gosh talk about a workout! Within 10 minutes of jumping around I felt like I just did 30 minutes of running. We had so much fun as a family jumping and laughing with one another. So if you’re wondering, “What can I do that is fun and going to help me get in shape and bond with my kids?” find a trampoline park in your area.

Have you ever been to a trampoline park? Post a comment and let me know what you thought of it!

Photo via Sky Zone Des Moines’ Facebook page