Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Working out with a Toddler

Some days I use my time to workout as a time for ME. I think it's important to have some time to myself every day, even just 30 minutes. As a mom, some days can be extremely draining. I even have a nanny and still often feel this way because my almost three year old still only wants me most of the time. I do love having that workout time to myself, and honestly would not get it in if I didn't have the option to do it at home without paying for a gym membership and taking extra time driving to and from the gym plus the extra socializing- it would take more like 2 hours of my day and that's not how I want to spend my time.

There are a lot of days, though, that I share my workout time with my toddler, Benton, and it is often more fun and entertaining than anything else I do. I love the feeling that I am making a positive influence in his life by showing him that it is completely normal to prioritize our health and fitness. My hope is that he always sees it as important so that he never has to backtrack and gain control over his health because of poor decisions he made over and over again. I only have a short time in his life with this kind of influence and I want to be sure it counts.

 He also likes to steal my headbands and totally rocks the Richard Simmons look ;)

I took these videos today as we worked out together because I love watching him. He has just recently gotten to where he tries to do some of the workout moves with me, and he cracks me up.

These samples are from the new 21 Day Fix EXTREME. I'm only 3 days in but already seeing some results! Only 30 minutes and foolproof meal planning :)

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