Friday, June 12, 2015

Fitness Is a Family Affair - Join the Canadian Tire WannaPlayChat Twitter Party!

Fitness Is a Family Affair
If you're a regular to my blog, you'll know that I shout from the rooftops about family health, fitness, and nutritious eating.  29 months ago, I embarked on a journey to bring health back to my family--and I lost 80 lbs by making simple changes to our lifestyle.

We keep the kids active by swimming weekly, jumping on the trampoline, running together, biking, riding the scooter, and walking to any local destinations.  It's really not hard to fit physical activity into our daily routine.  You can see a video of the kids combining sword fighting and trampolining, below.  


Did you know that Canadian Tire is committed to getting kids more active with their families?  Get outside and share photos or videos of how your kids play using the ‪#‎WannaPlay‬ hashtag!

Canadian Tire #WannaPlayChat Twitter Party
Join the Canadian Tire #WannaPlayChat Twitter Party on Tuesday June 16th, 2015 from 8:00-9:00 pm EST.  There are fantastic Canadian Tire gift cards to be won ($1000 in prizing)!  

Date: Tuesday June 16th, 2015
Time: 8:00pm ET
Hashtag: #WannaPlayChat
Host: @CanadianTire
Guests: Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser @wick_22 and Dr. Mike Evans @docmikeevans

How do your kids or grandkids like to be active?  What was your favourite way to be active as a child?

19 comments:

  1. How fun!! I love how active you all are as a whole family :)

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  2. Wow, congratulations, losing 80 pounds is such a wonderful accomplishment! Obviously you and your family know how to be active!

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  3. I love getting out with my family and just doing stuff. Our family doesn't have a specific go to activity, but we have set a goal to try something new at least once a month:)

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  4. What's the name of the exercise equipment you and your family are using in the picture posed above. That looks like fun!!!

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    1. Katherine, those are elliptical trainers.

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  5. How awesome: 80 lbs.. My daughter loves elliptical.

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  6. lol my kids love watching your videos! Looks like you guys have fun and play all of the time!

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    1. Mom Vs. The Boys please thank your boys for watching the videos; my kids really appreciate it! Yes, my household is a circus of play ;)

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  7. I love that your family is active together! We have family bike rides and spend most of our time playing in the back yard (soccer, frisby, football) during the summer!

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    1. It sounds like your family is also very active outside in the summer. Lots of fun!

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  8. We love your videos! So great to hear your story and how you are progressing! Keep being amazing! See you at the party!

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    1. Thanks very much, Alyssa, the kids will be delighted to hear! Thank you for your encouragement!

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  9. What fun! Will have to try to get on Twitter tonight for that party, thanks for the heads up! :)

    We take the nephews outside to play soccer nightly (the 6mo old watches of course, but for whatever reason, watching his older brother kick the ball around never fails to make him giggle!) And the 4 yo nephew is always game to take a long walk with us to explore our local community.

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  10. Being active as a family is so important. We do weekly hikes, jump on the trampoline and go for family bike rides all the time. The Canadian Tire twitter party sounds great! I'm marking it on my calendar!

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  11. I love how the whole family are working together as a team to get active

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  12. Wow! 80 pounds, that's fantastic! My goal is to reach a healthy/normal BMI by December (my birthday) - this is very inspirational. It's also great to see the ripple effect a healthy mom has on her whole family! Way to go!

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  13. Last year we took up Geocaching as a family as way to get us out an active. We bike neighbourhoods and go out on long hikes looking for geocaches several times a week.

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  14. I loved biking when I was a kid. Now a days we geocache and hike, in all sorts of weather (yeah even that crazy deep freeze we got earlier this year)

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