The Military Kids PT Challenge

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This post is sponsored by Old Spice, in celebration of my own Hardest Working Man! 

Last week, I told you all about how my husband is a hands-on, helpful homeschooling Dad. He came home from his latest TDY today, and was ready to jump right back into teaching the kids. We had so much fun this afternoon setting up the Military Kids PT Challenge!

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First, the kids presented Dad with his “Hardest Working Collection” toolkit from Old Spice- we knew we’d be getting all sorts of sweaty- and we wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to stink when we were done!

Then, we were ready for the CHALLENGE!

How to do the Military Kids PT Challenge

1. Do Ten Burpees.

We started the challenge with the *most* challenging exercise (from the kids perspective!). To do a Burpee, you start in the standing position, drop to the ground, do a push up, pop back up and JUMP!

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2. Run Three Sprints

Next, the kids thought it would be a great idea to do some sprints. The kids challenged Dad to race back and forth across the culdesac. Dad let the kids get a head start, and then he sprinted to beat them in the race! (We don’t let the kids win around here- they have to earn their win! LOL)


3. Do Three Cartwheels

Now, I don’t really think that the military includes cartwheels in their PT routine, but this challenge was set up by some very creative kids who just happen to love tumbling, so cartwheels it is! I think it’s probably been ten years since Dad has done a cartwheel, but I think he did a pretty good job!

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4. Do Ten Inchworms

The final challenge is doing ten inchworms. To do an inchworm, you need to get down in the plank position, and then you walk your feet up to your hands, and then walk your hands back out until you are back in the plank position. The kids loved this one- once they got the hang of it!

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After the challenge, the kids wanted to make sure Dad smelled as good as he looked (har har har), so they dogpiled on him.


I love having a husband who not only works hard to serve his country, but works hard to be a loving, fun Dad. I’m so glad the kids who have a Dad who can keep up with them (and, that Dad has deodorant and body wash that can keep up with HIM!)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Spice (P&G). The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. I’m not married, but I currently have a boyfriend! He is amazing with my son and he works several jobs. He is a hands-on kind of guy and loves doing projects around the house. He is starting school soon to become a pipe welder.

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