Since Charlotte was born, I have learned (rather quickly) to not take the opportunity to exercise for granted. Gone are the days when I could head out for a long run, or spend the whole afternoon pedalling away on my bike.
While the temptation to ‘forget’ exercise for the time being is ever present, exercise has always kept the ‘happy’ endorphins running through my body. And, given that I am a strong believer that a happy mum = a happy baby, I have had to get creative to keep those exercise endorphins flowing.
Be it a daily walk, a weekly mountain bike ride, or as was the case today, a family exercise session.
Mr BBB had the morning off work, and I knew that I would be busy this afternoon with work myself (from home, nonetheless). Throw in glorious sunny day, and it seemed that the exercise gods had well and truly spoken.
So, we changed into our workout clothes just before Miss C’s morning nap, bundled her in the pram, and walked up to the local oval for a family exercise session in the sun.
A tag-team circuit session.
While one of us ran a 500m loop around the oval…
(go Mr BBB go!!)
The other got ‘busy’ with some exercises (lunges, squats, step-ups, pushups, planks and situps) -
Using nothing but our bodies, and with the help of some ‘equipment’ we found nearby (for the step ups).
Then when the runner returned, it was time to swap…..
And so on, and so on, until we had both completed 6 running laps – or 3km overall. Add to that the 500m walk to and from the ovals, and the variety of exercises performed in between each running lap, and we had ourselves quite a decent exercise session overall.
Well for 2 of us at least ….
The third sleeping through the whole thing!
What about you? Been ‘creative’ with any workouts recently?