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I know how difficult it can be to get time to work out with a toddler on your hands. It’s not as easy to just get up and go when you have little kiddie winkles to look after. Working out at home becomes difficult because you lack the time and quite frankly, the energy. I used this as an excuse for TOO long and it definitely didn’t get me to the place that I wanted to be. Although, I could argue that chasing a mischievous toddler around all day is enough exercise for me am I right? I won’t because clearly that isn’t working for me either. I’ve always loved to work out, the buzz I get from it and seeing my body improve is a real motivator for me but now having a little, mischievous, miss sassy pants running around my feet, I hit a bit of a work out wall. For someone who loves food, that is never good.

 

I’ve tried to get creative and incorporate exercise somehow in to my daily routine, so far, so good. One of my most recent favourites is our (almost) daily trips to the park. Of course I have to chase around after her the whole time which is most definitely a work out (and a half). But, I’ve added other exercises in too. Now luckily, the park we often go to is fairly secluded so I don’t feel like a complete banana head. When it is busy, I’ve learnt to just be at peace with making myself look silly and laugh through it. I sometimes get little E to join in too so that it looks like we’re just having a bit of fun.

 

First off, I do some star jumps. I do as many as my little old body will let me. I have no set amount, I just go with how much my body can handle and then push a little bit further each time and the same goes for lunges, I do repetitive ones on the same leg and then swap. I get little E to join in these with me and she loves them, it’s so cute. I end up laughing while I do them and from what I hear, that is the way to a six pack soooo.. Winner! Wouldn’t that be good? Laugh your way to a six pack, what a life.

 

When little E is on the seesaw, I take this as my moment to work out without it really looking like I’m working out. I incorporate squats into bouncing the seesaw up and down. It actually works wonders and  loves it so I feel like I’m getting a good work out. I do this for as long as my poor legs will let me or for as long as it takes for Esme to get bored which more often than not I stop because of the latter. My legs aren’t complaining of that I tell you now.

 

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Finally, this may just be my favourite, when little E goes on to the swing I push her and then run to the rails of the park and then run back to push her again. You may look like a complete loon to anyone that’s around but this one really gets my heart pumping and anything that does that is going to help me lose these extra lbs. Esme thinks that I’m chasing her when I’m running back towards her and chuckles her crazy, little head off. Which again gets the whole six pack work out going again (laughter).

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These aren’t any amazing ideas or anything new being brought to your attention I just wanted to make it known that actually, even with these toddlers running around we can get our exercise in somehow. I’m fed up of being fed up of my own body, I’m starting to own it and realise my actions will take longer than my ideal to show and that’s okay. When I get there it will be SO worth it, just gotta keep trying, keep going and that six pack will be calling my name before I know it.

 

Happy park working out babes.

 

Ohthatstacey

Xo

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