To my fellow mommies I know how hard it really is to balance work, cooking, chores, school, kids, and all the rest of that good stuff. I sympathize with that given that I have to deal with the same thing. I did however, really enjoy a run that I shared with my little one in the park.
It was a way for us to share some quality, bonding time and squeeze in a lil time for fitness! She’s too cute. I advise you to find a comfortable pace that works for every one and make sure every one is hydrated and has pottied!
parents.com offers us more fun tips and ideas:
Go for pre- or post-dinner walks
Whether you head into town or just cruise the neighborhood, building a walk into your daily schedule ensures that it won’t get put off.
Crank up the music and boogie down.
Betsy Murphy of Coral Gables, Florida, holds disco nights with her four kids and several neighbors. She moves the furniture aside, fills the CD player with dance tunes, and lets the kids take turns using a flashlight as a strobe light. “They dance for three hours straight,” Murphy says.
Make a game out of household chores.
Pretend that dust creatures are invading earth and it’s up to Captain [insert child’s name] to save the day by capturing them with his broom, suggests registered dietitian Juliet Zuercher of Wickenburg, Arizona. “Make believe he’s one of the Rescue Heroes, and have him save his teddy bears from the slimy pit of the floor by putting them safely in his toy chest,” she says.
Sneak workouts into other activities.
Have your toddler walk instead of riding in the cart at the supermarket, and take the stairs or walk up the escalator whenever possible. Nancy Twigg of Knoxville, Tennessee, drives partway to her daughter Lydia’s preschool, parks the car, and walks the rest of the way.
Turn TV commercials into fitness breaks.
Invent silly names for simple exercises like squats, push-ups, and sit-ups, and then do them together till the show comes back on. “Call them princess sit-ups or Bob the Builder muscle builders,” says physical therapist Peter Kofitsas, of New York City, who does the moves with his 4-year-old and 20-month-old daughters.
It’s the little things that add up and make for would could be great traditions and memories! Keep up the great work parents and see if you can implement some of these suggestions in your home! CLICK HERE to read more tips!