As my breast-feeding adventures are close to ending, I have started thinking about getting back into an exercise routine. I’m fortunate to have a super-than-human metabolism while breastfeeding and shed all my baby weight just by nursing, all while eating anything I please. Once I stop nursing, all bets are off though. And let’s face it I’m tired of not having any sort of muscle tone, especially with the impending doom of tank top and swim suit weather lurking. I’m hoping Noah starts to sleep through the night (PLEASE), so I can perhaps attempt to wake up early to work out. I am not a morning person so this should be interesting. Before kids I loved working out at the gym and hitting up the cardio classes. Now my idea of “working out” is carrying both boys up and down the stairs or running after them at the playground.
While on maternity leave with Xander, I tried Stroller Strides and loved it. Once I went back to work, I couldn’t fit it into my schedule. Since moving, the closest Stroller Strides is 40 minutes away so that’s not even an option. One of the ways I am going to try to fit fitness in my schedule is to include the boys. I have always heard about Yoga for babies but never tried it. There have been studies proving Yoga can help children with ADHD focus better, so it can help my toddler when he becomes unglued, right? Over the next months, I will be featuring a guest post or two about this topic, along with my journey into becoming a more fit mom post two-babies. On top of trying yoga with Xander, I’m going to start the Beach Body Insanity program. I’m sure it will kick my ass in more ways than one, but it’s about time mama got her fit on.
How do you squeeze in fitness time into your routine as a mom? Stay tuned to see how I manage.