Exercise & Young children

Jan 15th '15 22:32 PM
sazzle
How do you manage to exercise, I would like to get out running but I have my son at home with me during the day. Where do I find the time??
Jan 16th '15 08:46 AM
Bevziibubble
It is so hard to exercise with young children, isn't jg! My husband works different shifts every week which makes it harder as he can only look after our almost 3 year old at certain times due to the shifts. Is there anyone who can look after your LO while you go for a run? I find that I have to fit in workouts at odd times! Is there any workouts you can do at home? I used to do kettlebell workouts in the house
Jan 16th '15 08:57 AM
sazzle
My partner is the same works really odd shifts and when he's not working he is a keen cyclist so is usually off doing a sportive or something.
I thought about setting my alarm a little earlier so I could go out before everyone wakes up but its so dark still in the mornings.
I'll do some basic ones at home that I can do, and go from there. I get out walking every day with my son in the oral and that's a work out walking up our huge hill!!!
Jan 16th '15 17:40 PM
Cathlete2015
I would suggest trying to work it so that you can bring your child along with you. I have a little girl who is almost 2 months old now so I ordered a stroller so that I could bring her along on walks with me.
Jan 16th '15 18:51 PM
sazzle
He comes for walks with me its just when I want to start running. I can do one morning a week as he's just starting preschool but it's every other day!! Will just stick to the brisk walking and any other exercise I can fit it when time allows and babies allow!!
Jan 16th '15 20:10 PM
Beanie
Have you thought about maybe wearing him while you run? Or is he too old for that now? You could also look into a jogger stroller; aren't they running friendly?
Jan 16th '15 20:52 PM
sazzle
He's too old for that, he's 2 next month and a heavy monkey!!
Oooo not sure on jogger stroller,
May look into them? Xx