Getting fit for the overseas trip of a lifetime
I advise that you start going for weekend hikes. This will help you in your quest to get fit. I am 50 years old and I really needed this. I have to keep up with my son.
I have a positive attitude when it comes to sporting. This is what helps me trim my body and be conscious of my health.
Make your child carry a backpack. Alternatively, you can share one backpack. You will need to know the quantity of water you need for the hike.
Hiking gear/clothes: Cargo pants/shorts with pockets, shoes, caps, sunscreen, walking sticks, and mosquito bands, and all you might need.
Get your child used to posing for photos since he will be doing this at a number of world attractions when you begin your journey. You as a parent will rarely be in the pictures at times.
Ask people to take pics of both of you. Practice photo angles, and finding interesting things. Pretend to be his teacher and help your child as you find items in nature, and explain distances – turn it into a field trip.
Take a plastic bag for the muddy dirty clothes, as sometimes you won’t want your kids getting into the car with such clothes after a fun hike at a waterfall.
Pack your lunches, and get used to operating within budget. Figured out the type of food that doesn’t work for backpacking – i.e. chocolate melts, and bananas squash!
Keeping fit is one of the great ways of ensuring that you interact with your child at little to no cost.
We went bike riding, paddle boating, roller skating, running, swimming, bowling, and golfing, just to name a few.
Going these exercises is a great way to bond and have fun.