I started a Summertime Bootcamp with the kids yesterday.
I thought it was going to take a whole lotta convincing, so I prepared my speech in advance and planned to say things like:
"Why do you think your school makes P.E. a requirement? Because they're mean, or because they know it's good for you and because they want what's best for you?" and, "I think you guys are going to look back on this one day with really good memories." and, "By the end of the Summer, I think you're all going to be amazed at how good you feel.", etc., etc., etc.
And I even had an inspirational quote prepared as well:
"If it's important to you, you'll find a way to make it happen. If it's not important to you, you'll find excuses."
But it didn't take any convincing at all.
They were all gung-ho on the idea and there wasn't an ounce of complaining the whole time.
They pretty much kicked-butt.
We started off with a few photos.
And some stretches.
And then two laps around the track at their own pace.
And then a quick water-break before getting into the rest of our workout.
Which included jumping jacks (with an optional squat for anyone who wanted to make it harder.)
And some goofing off.
And another water break.
And some sort of crab-crawl exercise I saw in a magazine.
And some hopping.
And then we wrapped things up with everyone choosing how many laps they wanted to run.
And not to be outdone by my skinny, 13 year-old son, I did eight laps.