Family Fitness on the Road

When our family embarked on the journey to fulltime living on the road, I had a list of items that I wanted to focus on within our family. At the top of my list were faith and family. I started out very intentional with communication between our family and the ministry that existed within. Other very important factors that weighed into our mission to travel together as a family included self-led homeschool, cleaner eating habits, a mission to serve others, and goals for family fitness. Looking back, I am more than satisfied with the progress each member of our family has made over the past three (3) years and couldn’t be more excited to see what lies ahead on the journey ahead for the Goff Gang.

Playground ExerciseThis week, the Roadschool Moms team sat down to talk about family fitness on the road. Surprisingly, when I looked back at our own roadschool pictures from the past few months, I found these activities readily at my fingertips in the way of photos from recent events:

  • Bike riding
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Horse Bike Riding
  • Gymnastics
  • Dancing
  • Motocross
  • Roller Blading
  • Paintball
  • Playground Activity
  • Tennis
  • Dodgeball

Pool GamesAmazingly and without much planning at all, these activities all happened outside of our rig over the past few months. There is one key word in that sentence:  outside! It remains a constant factor in our happiness on the road. Our family is happier outside. And, our lifestyle is conducive to being outside. Why are we happier in less space and with less stuff? We are outside living every day to its fullest!

MotoX Jump Horse back riding Gymnastics Dog walkingNow this doesn’t mean that we have grand, planned activities each and every day in spectacular locations. It means that we take advantage of every day to its fullest in the location we are blessed to be, each and every day. That’s it! It’s not very complicated. Now, in the days of our lives, family fitness seems to come more naturally than it used it.

For more details on how my family keeps fit and the activities we have planned for the months ahead, including our participation in Disney’s Princess 5k Marathon 2016, check out the July 19th episode of Roadschool Moms over at iTunes!

Note:  Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time, working in current events and featuring a mix of expert guests.




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    Deborah Sloan says:


    We are a Christian, retired military family about to embark on a crazy one year rv adventure around the US. I will be homeschooling my 11th grade daughter. i don’t know if you have time to share, but are you in a Class A diesel? any tips? we are leaving june 1st and still haven’t found the perfect rig and I’m freaking out a bit how we will shove everything we need into it! do you have any pictures on your blog of your storage and how your RV choice is working for you? (ironically i found you when i googled what kind of pans you can use in a convection microwave!) also did y’all find ministry opportunities along the way–this is what we want to do!

    thanks so much!!

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