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Adding in the Activity

Sunday, March 30, 2014

So it's that time of year again. The weather is slowly--oh so very slowly--turning warm and I'm coming up with all kinds of great plans for boosting my activity level. It's so much easier for me to be active in the warmer months. The cold really kills my back, hips, and knees!

The big difference this year compared to others is that I have a very energetic 18 month old who loves to go to the park. Once summer vacation starts, we're going to be off to the park every day it's not too rainy. She also loves swimming, so there's another great mommy-daughter activity that will help with the calorie burn.

While these are great things, I do want to find a way to have "me" exercise time. I miss walking or being on the elliptical for an hour and not worrying about anything. Just listening to music and zoning out.... I'm having a hard time getting to a place where I can do that again. It seems like if I'm not with my daughter, I'm thinking that I should be with her. I doesn't bother with me if she's with Daddy, but the idea of leaving her daycare longer or sending her to a babysitter so I can workout makes me feel neglectful. emoticon I know I don't have to feel that way, but I do. I can't help it.

I've tried to do things that I sort of me time, but that she can be there for too. Like Richard Simmons. She loves music and dancing so I thought it would be perfect. I could put in a Richard DVD and we'd be listening to music and dancing together. Nope. Any other time music is on she's happy as a clam, but as soon as I start working out, she needs to lay on the floor where I'm trying to walk. *sigh*

I'm thinking of doing one of the video exercise challenges. I've done them before and the videos are only 10 minutes. I can boot the baby out of the room for 10 minutes without feeling too badly. I guess it is the perfect time for it.... Just starting a new month and I bet the Spring one is there from last year....

OK, I'm off to sign up. Wish me (and the baby) luck!
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  • 68ANNE
    It is very hard to work out an active child and the mommy guilt but 10 min at a time are perfect. You are very smart to do it that way!
    2082 days ago
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