I love being a mom. I also love fitness and taking care if myself and I firmly believe that makes me an even BETTER mom.
Anyone with kids can attest to the fact that balancing life can be a struggle. Heck…it’s even a struggle without kids! One thing I’ve learned over the past three years is that you don’t have to give up the things you love when you become a mom although sometimes you do have to make sacrifices. Like in my case if I want to run, I will happily sacrifice sleep. I’m up and out of the house usually about an hour before anyone else is awake and that’s just fine with me.
Better yet are the days that I can combine fitness with my time with Betty: long walks around the city, stroller runs, or even chasing her around the playground. The other day I received an email with an adorable and incredibly helpful infographic called The A to Z of Getting Fit With Your Children and I immediately knew I wanted to share it. Kids or no kids, I think it could apply to everyone. You certainly don’t have to be a parent to appreciate some of these fun ideas! Laughing never goes out of style. 🙂
As a mom it’s part of my job to steer my daughter in a healthy direction in life. I want her to know early on the benefits of staying active and eating a well balanced meal (although we have our share of fro yo too). So far so good!
Big thanks to Giraffe Childcare in Dublin (IRELAND!) for sending me over this fantastic graphic!
If you’re a parent, what are your favorite active activities to take part in with your kid(s)? If you’re not, doesn’t “tickle tag” sound like fun!?
Happy Wednesday everyone!