Friday, May 14, 2010

Exercising Machines At The Park

Yesterday I went to bed early, because I was exhausted after a day of fun with the boys. I did my thirty minute cardio in the morning, added 10 minutes of crunch time, and then it was off to pick up my son from school.

We ended up going to a new farmers market store nearby, where we found some cheap fruits. I was a bit disappointed with the store though, as a lot of it did not seem quite fresh.

After picking up some produce we continued on to a nearby park, where the boys played, I read and the baby took a nap. Before we left I got on the Air Skier for fifteen minutes, which is all the boys would let me do before they started fighting.

I love this particular park, because there are several different exercise machines for free use. It is not the best park for the kids though, because it is surrounded by some heavy traffic roads, and there are always a lot of people there exercising. I prefer to take the boys to a smaller park, where everything is fenced in, and where I can easily keep an eye on them without having to worry.


30 minutes cardio
10 minutes crunch time
15 minutes on the air skier
3 mile walk

Foodwise I did good, and once again I managed to avoid sweet snacks.


  1. I have NEVER seen a park with exercise equipment!! That is so cool!!

    I love the idea of your blogs.. sigh.. im always so broke,, sometimes even frugal probably couldn't help lol..

    Ty so much for coming by my blog and encouraging me.

    It is so good to see that you were able to still get in a workout with all you had to do. It helps to reinforce in me the idea that there is always a way..

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog Trina. Being Frugal is just part of me, but this new search for a healthier me is definitely something I need to do.

    I love this park, and in the mornings and the late afternoons it is always bustling with people trying to get fit. It is in an inner city area, in a place where few people can afford the gym, so I think it is great that the city made this available outdoors.

  3. Wish our local parks had exercise equipment like this! We have some of the non-stationery equipment at most of the parks but nothing like this.

  4. I would love to exercise outside like this! Our parks don't have anything for the grownups to play on- I'm jealous!

  5. Wow! All we have are rusty bars to hang from. I would love going to that park! I could get 15 minutes of workout fun in while getting my 15 minutes of vitamin D sun.

  6. Sounds like you all had a nice day. I've never seen a park with exercise equipment before.

  7. those are nice around here they would not last

  8. I love this idea!We have a beautiful park,would love to see these in it.