Pacing and Pudewa: #MyFitbitLife

One of the classes we take in our homeschool community requires all of the parents to watch the videos Andrew Pudewa makes for his Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum. Being remade just this year, they are fun, interesting and informative. Not to mention, it’s like a mom’s night out.

This past week, a mom in our community offered up her home for what we now call MVP.  Mandatory Viewing Party. The problem though was I found myself way too short on my steps for the day. I sat quietly through the first section of the video, but I was getting anxious. So, I finally said, “Are you ok if I walk around during the next part?” On our break we ran in circles around the house and acted like complete fools (which was sooooo much fun), and then settled in for the last half hour or so of video watching.

And yes, I stood by the couch and marched in place. I walked in circles around the kitchen island, where I could still see and hear the TV. I changed direction and went the other way. And when her husband came home, I explained what I was doing. He brought his wrist up and showed me how he head already reached his 10,000 steps for the day. Boy was I jealous!

I did get my 10,000 steps! WHEW!

So, now I am 10,000 steps closer to another $25 Amazon gift card, and I’m 2 hours closer to completing my mandatory video watching.

I think I could get used to walking around for steps while watching Andrew Pudewa speak about teaching your child to write.  By the way, if you are looking for a writing program for your student? This my friends – is FABULOUS! Check it out here!

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