Exercising WITH Children!
So after thinking about how little time I have as a single, full-time working mother, I realized that I have been going about this "exercising" thing the wrong way. I was at the park with her yesterday and I saw another mom playing on the playground with her little boy, probably the same age as my daughter. In my mind, I thought why can't I do that? Why can't I have that kind of energy?
So I've decided to come up with a solution to spend quality time with my daughter while both of us get our exercise: we're going to do it together. Instead of just having her play, I'm going to come up with games and routines that we can do together that help us both stay healthy. And when we're at the park, I'm going to be the one instigating her to play and I'm going to play with her on the playground. I'm gonna climb, run, jump, skip, etc., so I get a workout and she gets to have fun with mommy! I'm sick of people another parent just standing on the side watching my daughter have fun, but I'm bored as heck. So from now on, we're going to do it as a team!