Top tips for mums to get fit and have fun with the kids on a tight budget. child having a piggy back "faster mummy faster!"

Here are my top tips for mums on a budget to get fit ….and have some fun while you’re at it!

Like many mums out there, I am a stay at home mum. We live on a single income so our family budget is tight and it doesn’t really leave room for gym membership or expensive classes. But I have come to realise exercise is important to make time for so I have had to get creative. I like variety and I have been motivated in the last year to find kid friendly and budget friendly options that are fun and motivating for both me AND my children.

 

Today I have put together some practical steps of what has worked for me to get active with small children in tow (a one year old and a four year old to be exact). These are my top tips for other mums wanting to do the same….

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I have finally found joy in a jog. This is my fitness journey. Jogging past a lake with pram and boy on a bike following.

I have finally found joy in a jog. This is my fitness journey.

I have never been very into sport or exercise. But in recent years I have learnt to love it. It has played a significant role in helping me overcome depression and now I am beginning to see some tangible results which is a very exciting bonus.

 

I have found a routine that is working really well for me that is both budget friendly and toddler friendly. Today I want to encourage other mums out there to start working exercise into their daily routine. It is totally worth it. It can lift your mood and brighten your day.

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Hand reaching out

He is calling me forward

It’s that time of year, the routine of life has begun. Holidays are over, the kids are off to school and stay at home mums (like me) are deciding how to spend their days with their little ones for the term. Which playgroup to go to, when to clean or do groceries and how to spend my time generally.

 

For me though, it’s much more than that, it’s this time of year that I find I want to launch into those things that I feel God is calling me to spend my time and focus on this year. I am refreshed from the fun of Christmas and New Year festivities and longing for routine and getting into life and all that 2015 has to offer.
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Start Button on a computer keyboard. Pressing the start button on my Blog. My first post.

Pressing the START button

Well, I have started a Blog!

This is my first ever Blog entry and I am really excited to start this Blog. I have been thinking of doing this for a while and today I have finally decided to ‘bite the bullet’, take the first step and write my first Blog entry. So here it goes…..

 

For this first Blog it makes sense for me to write about why I have decided to start one and perhaps explain the title I have chosen.

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