Getting fit with kids in tow.

Now that I’m done having kids, I seriously want to get into shape.

I'm not happy with this.

I’m not happy with this.

I am a full time Stay-At-Home-Mom. My kids go where I go, so I need to include one, if not both of my kids into my workout schedule.

Fortunately our eldest goes to preschool three times a week for a few hours, but that still leaves me with our 1 year old to hang out with. He’s started to drop the morning nap, so now I can take him with me for workouts.

Now I just need to find something that will allow me to workout while he’s with me.

I know the rec centre has child minding, so that is an option. There are also some studios that offer it as well. I tried a facility that has an area for the wee ones to hang out in by themselves, but Captain Clingy wanted nothing to do with that.

I’m thinking that I need to pick up a jogging stroller. I can take the wee man along with me, he doesn’t weigh too much yet and running is FREE. On the down side, I’ll have the weather to contend with. Now that Old Man Winter is approaching, we’ll have to deal with the cold, rain, ice and possibly snow. Could get treacherous. I wonder if there are indoor tracks to go to?

My new jogging partner.

My new jogging partner.

I suppose I could also pick up a fitness DVD and do workouts at home, but our space is the size of a closet and I think that if I fire up the Jillian Michael’s Kickboxing DVD that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, I’ll either kick my son clear across the room or end up with my foot firmly planted in the TV. Maybe I’ll pick up these 10 Minute Solution DVD’s that I just came across. There’s bound to be something in there that’ll work for me.

10 Minute Solution

How do you stay fit whilst caring for your young ones?

30 Minutes, just for me. {Series} Week 9

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Well, here I am, Week 9.

I’m sad to say that the fat lady has sung for me:(

I have realized that my family’s schedule conflicts too much for me to continue with my plan for 30 Minute Hit. With hubby away for work so much and Little Dude not wanting to hang out by himself in the “kiddie corral”, I have not made it into the gym for 2 weeks and now we’re on holidays for another week.

I will honestly say that I completely enjoyed working out with the team of trainers at 30 Minute Hit New Westminster and I highly recommend the company for any ladies who are looking for an intense yet fulfilling workout. It’s only 30 minutes, but you feel like you’ve been there for longer.

If you’d like to try the FREE trial session, just fill out the online form and they will get in touch with you to set up a time.

Again, I am so sad to have to give this up, but maybe when our schedules align better, I’ll be able to get back in a kick Bob’s butt!

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A place where the kids can go crazy!

If you have small kids, chances are you need a place to take them so that they can burn off the energy that they’ve drained from you and hopefully tire themselves out just in time for nap time or bed time. The experts say that kids need at least 60 minutes of exercise or active play every day.

Motoring Munchkins

Motoring Munchkins

There are several options available: organized activities or classes, the play area at the mall, open gym time at the local recreation centre, an indoor play centre, the playground (on nicer days) or maybe you have an awesome play room that the kids can go to town in and have some friends over to play with.

Trampoline

Trampoline, a favourite of ours.

At the playground.

At the playground.

We love to check out new places to go get our ya ya’s out. The kids can burn off energy in a safe environment and also make some new friends to play with.

And maybe, just maybe…Mom will start chatting with a fellow Mom, and a friendship will brew over our half cold coffees.

Where do you and the kids like to frequent?