07 October 2014
So, we are getting back to our darker evenings and will no doubt soon be experiencing colder and maybe wetter weather! Please don’t think this is a reason to stop going for walks or use the excuse your children won’t go out in the rain!! I don’t mean to be harsh, but I’ve been working with mums for the last 7 years and have heard all the excuses!! So, why don’t you just set yourself a little target each week? Be realistic, if you have a really hectic week ahead then you may only be able to do 2 or 3 walks/classes etc. So my advice is to get the diary/calendar out and put in a suitable time that you and baby/toddler can put a coat & trainers on & the rain cover on the pram. You can set a little route, maybe even arrange to meet friend who also wants to do some exercise and both of you go out for a 20 – 30 minute hard core walk around your local area – parks are best. So long as you get a bit out of breath & a bit of a sweat then this will be really beneficial. Your baby will also be getting out of home for fresh air & something different to look at or have a good nap! If you are stuck at home, look at the little circuit I gave you from the last newsletter, do 20 squats, press ups, abs heel taps, go up & down the stairs 5x and hey presto a little bit of exercise!!