This year my husband and I have been pondering ways we can be deliberate in 2016. To help us remember from day to day what we are aspiring to this year, we made this gorgeous canvas. Today, I will share step by step how you can make one for yourself….
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….
Recently I went shopping and bought myself some new items to expand my fitness repertoire. My sister, at 34 weeks pregnant met me at the local pool and showed me what she does. I spat and sputtered, struggling to keep up with her but I was pleasantly surprised, it really was great fun….. even though I almost drowned!
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.
It is a careful balancing act being a mum and a wife and, well, remembering to just be me too sometimes. But having my precious family around me enriches my life in so many ways. I have discovered walking in step with each one looks and feels very different as their unique personalities and needs unfold. Let me introduce them to you….