I used to be a runner and ran 4 miles a day, 5 days a week. And I felt strong.
But then my children came along and I was surprised by just how difficult it is to find time to get away for an hour each day.
So, I’ve started and stopped running no fewer than 5 times since having my children.
I’ve come to realize that one day I’ll have time to get back to my daily runs, but in the meantime, I have to find a way to exercise while I have two small children.
Nothing makes me feel more frumpy than the bit of extra weight that I’m carrying around and the lack of muscle tone that comes from not making fitness a priority.
So, since getting away on my own to exercise just can’t happen every day, I’m going to incorporate more movement into our everyday routine.
Here’s what I’m planning to do…
Pilates and yoga: My daughter has expressed interest in doing yoga, so I’m going to find a dvd that we can do together. I love that she’s interested in trying it and it’s a great way for me to squeeze in some time for fitness.
Walking: My kids love going for walks, but we’ve not made enough time for them lately. What better way to get out and move than by taking your kids on what they see as an adventure?
Bike riding: We have a bike trailer that has been stored away for the winter. I’ll be taking it down and dusting it off and packing up the kids, some books, and a bag of snacks to keep them happy.
Dancing: I’ve yet to meet a kid who doesn’t love to dance! I’m putting together a playlist of fun songs that will get us up and moving during the day.
How do you squeeze in time for exercise? If you have any fun ideas for working out with your kids, please share them in the comments! I’d love to add them to our list.
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