2.27.2018Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Indoor Toddler Activities

Indoor Activities for toddlers

 Perfect for winter months

Painting
Coloring

Indoor Playground

Reading Books

Flash Cards

Music and Singing

Crafts or visiting an art studio
Dance Class or create your own living room "dance party"

Puzzles

Visiting a library


Mommy and Me Style Yoga




2.26.2018Monday, February 26, 2018

10 ideas for finding time for fitness as a busy mom




  1. Work out before your children wake up. 
  2. Plan your meals ahead of time so you can watch what you eat. Consider meal prepping. 
  3. Spend 30 minutes or an hour of their nap time to work out; even if it's 3-5 days a week only
  4. Get rid of unhealthy foods in your fridge and cupboards. Replace them with healthy options.
  5. Do activities with your family that involve movement and exercise. Take a walk together, go swimming, do a sport together or try a family-friendly fitness video to do together. Choose a few more activities throughout the week you can include yourself in. 
  6. If you have older children that do sports after school for example; go to a gym during that time. If you can not afford a gym membership; walk around at a local mall or neighborhood. When I did cheerleading as a child; many moms would get together during their daughters practices and would walk together around the cheerleading gym I trained at. 
  7. If you are not in the mood to get to a gym that day; do a work out at home. Invest in items such as a yoga mat to have your own home work outs. You can get many items for under $20 such as stability balls and resistance bands. No need for the pricier items!
  8. When doing errands; park farther from the door so you have a longer walk and take the stairs when ever possible. If you work outside of the home; work out on your lunch hour and pack your own healthy lunch.
  9. Many fitness centers offer childcare during their operating hours at an inexpensive rate. You may even enjoy the small break while you get a work out in. Your children will most likely love the social interaction and a new atmosphere. I have also found moms groups and other fun classes such as stroller work out clubs and more!
  10. Walk when you are on the telephone and stand more when you doing errands such as folding laundry.