We’ve been so lucky to have an early spring here in the Northeast – making it possible to spend more time together as a family outdoors. With twins on the way, it’s been really nice to be able to have that time together, while it’s still only the three of us! It also helps us continue to instill good exercise habits in our almost 3 year old son. While he doesn’t need much encouragement to be active, we like to model for him on how to put that energy to good use! He loves to ‘play soccer,’ dribble the ball and kick it in the goal with Daddy in the backyard. He loves riding his bicycle with us and going on walks/jogs with Mommy (although at 9 months pregnant, I haven’t gotten around to that jogging stroller in a while!) Lately, walking the couple of miles to the local school playground is one way we all get in our exercise – and the kiddo gets the rest in climbing, running and jumping!
I think it’s important to show our son that exercise and keeping active is important to his parents – he’s at an age where he wants to do everything we do. It’s now that we can start the trends towards lifetime habits.
I’m excited to share information about Together Counts, a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. The principle behind the program is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn. It’s a first-of-its kind coalition that brings together more than 195 retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and professional sports organizations.
To celebrate their first anniversary, Together Counts is holding a fun sweepstakes on their Facebook page. Prizes include gift cards, George Foreman Grills and
a membership to Anytime Fitness!
Connect with Together Counts & Learn More:
Together Counts would also love for you to join them, in honor of Child Nutrition Month at a Twitter party on April 4th from 8-9 PM EST. Prizes include $50 same-as-cash gift cards. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://resourcefulmommy.
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post through the Global Influence Together Counts sponsored post campaign. All opinions are 100% my own.