Recently I realized I could actually turn one of our favorite playtimes into a little calorie burn for myself. Mr. G absolutely loves the water! We've been going to swim lessons since he was about 8 months old, and he relishes any opportunity to splash or play.
Our new neighborhood has a really nice pool, which actually makes it comfortable to be exercising outside in NC in the summer. Since he can't swim on his own, he makes the perfect weight for doing a few arm presses (bonus: he loves going up and down in and out of the water). And I can "aquajog" him across the pool while he floats on a raft, backfloats, or kicks on his own.
And then we get to relax in the shade, poolside, both ready for an afternoon nap. It's a win for everyone!