Friday, March 30, 2007
Posted by Susi
Does your favorite excuse to NOT exercise involves being the parent of small children? Well here's some tips get you up and moving.
There are as many roadblocks to fitness as there are benefits to gain from fitness. So figuring out how to motivate yourself past your favorite excuse is beyond beneficial. So if your excuse is "I'm too busy with my kids to workout," it is time to change your tune. I used that excuse for a while, but I soon realized if I weren't "modeling" good health habits for my kids they would have no idea of the value of exercise. I didn't want to fall into the, "Do as I say not as I do" version of parenting.
Here are a few ideas to get you started thinking about how to fit in some exercise while hanging with your baby.
When you have a newborn
When the baby starts crawling
The playground at any age even with tots can be quite a workout. Pushing the swing and the merry-go-round can work your arms and burn some calories. I like to add a squat between each push, as well as alternate arms.
So work out with your little ones and you will feel better when they start to work your patience.
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This Post was written by Susi from FitSugar