Fitness Minutes: (2,259)
167 5/8/13 12:01 P
I hope you will interact with them as much as possible and save the me-time for when they go to bed. Especially if you work during the day, your kids need time with you. That's why they're climbing all over you! Go for a walk, play in the yard, play a game, brush the dog, make something, snuggle and read, dance or do simple exercises--anything that lets you all be a family having active (not passive like TV or DVD) fun together. Enjoy them now, they sure grow away from us fast!
I'll do a Jillian Michaels DVD when I can't get to the gym or for a run. My daughter loves to do it with me. Se doesn't "get it" but it keeps her busy.
Fitness Minutes: (18,007)
868 4/24/13 11:28 A
You could buy them each their own yoga mat and tell them do to the exercises with you. Then it gives them a defined space for them to (hopefully) stay on and out from underneath you. Plus, it's hillarious to watch kids try to do yoga! I like strength/power type yoga exercises, because they still feel like I'm getting a "workout" while stretching and calming.
I would suggest Callanetics (search for the group here on Sparkpeople) or a Pilates DVD. You could always borrow a book or DVD from your local library for ideas of exercises you would like to fit in while awaiting your little ones to turn in for the night. Callanetics is much like Pilates, using your own body weight to tone and strengthen muscles and also elongates the muscles (think ballerinas and dancers). I hope you find something you enjoy! I too have children the same ages and I know it can be tough. Mine enjoy staying up late and waking up early if I am awake. @_@
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4/8/13 7:49 P
I have probably 2 hours between Dinner and bed time to kill. My Kids are 2 and 4 and I have a puppy. All love to climb all over me but it's just something I have to deal with. I am looking for mostly body resistance exercises to do while I wait for bed time instead of browsing computer or watching kid shows. I try to do the standard ones like sit ups and push ups. I am adding wall sits and a few others along with stretching. I don't plan on a two hour workout every day just something extra I can add in a few times a week. Do any of you have personal favorites or suggestions? Typically after I put them to bed I can jump onto a treadmill or elliptical or hit some weights but until they are asleep they can't be trusted around the equipment.
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