Working Mom Life Tips #2: Getting Your Workout With Children
Working Mom Life Tips Getting Your Workout with Children
In previous blogs I have talked about securing 2% of the 24 hour day for self care and wellness. This is especially true for all you strong mommas. But what about the cherubs? What are they going to do while you workout?
So there are several solutions to this problem.
First, they can join you in your workout. My cherubs do often join me while I workout with preference given to the kind of workout I am doing. So when I am doing aerobic dance, my son joins in. When I am doing high intensity interval training (HIIT) then my seven year old daughter is game to join in. Meanwhile, my youngest loves strength training and yoga workouts.
Second, have them in your eyesight but doing another activity. This is easier if you have multiple children who can play together and afford you the time you need to get your sparkle on. When my cherubs were younger I would put them in the stroller or the pack and play while I got in my 2%.
Third, go to a gym that has childcare. This way your cherubs are occupied while you get your workout done.
I used to be faithful gym attendee but life circumstances and a very interesting work and life schedule no longer made it possible. As a result, I have made a gym in our basement and get in my sparkle sessions down there after pressing play on the current program I am doing. In the same space, my cherubs have their play space so most of the time my workouts are punctuated with the squeals of joy or shouts of contention as they play.
Hopefully you will see a way to involve your cherubs in your workout or have them close enough for you to observe while you workout. When children see their parents making health and wellness a priority, they will do the same. It is not uncommon for one of my cherubs to want to film a workout video or to show off a routine that they created. These are the priceless moments that make all the difference in the long run. So stay active and include your cherubs as much as possible.
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