One of the many excuses I use for why I don't get more exercise is that I have two small kids. I don't care how many clever six page spreads I see in Parenting magazine about using a baby as a barbell. I find it difficult to exercise when my children are around.
Tonight I convinced my three year old we were going to do a fun exercise video. I may or may not have used the words "kinda like dancing" to sell her on it. She lasted roughly 10 minutes. First she couldn't understand why Denise Austin skips the number one when she counts, "To the left, two, three, four." Then, there really wasn't any music. And there definitely wasn't any jamming out. Mostly there was stretching. And then it got hard. And then my three year old was done. So she stood over me explaining that this wasn't dancing. Eventually she just turned the TV off on me.
My 18 month old was even less cooperative. There was neck clinging during toe touches. There was leg clinging when I'd stand up. My personal favorite though was when he sat on my back during downward facing dog. I clearly need a Plan B for getting my sweat on.