You’d think that running around after a toddler all day would be enough to stay fit, but being at home all day and working from here too means that I’m often quite sedentary. I’m lucky enough to have a gym membership and an absolute SAINT of a mother-in-law who looks after BB when I want to work out, but I’ve been tryin to think of ways to be more active during the day, even when BB is with me. Here’s a few of the things I came up with:

Trampolining

BB got a trampoline for her last birthday and it’s basically her favourite thing in the world. I hadn’t been on it until about two weeks ago when I finally ventured on and absolutely LOVED it! Trampolining is so super fun and it’s something that I can do to really get my heart rate up. BB finds it absolutely hilarious watching me bounce and it means we get to have fun together at the same time.

Bike Riding

Sausage was a little late to bike riding, but it seems that BB is raring to go and really wants to learn how to ride her bike. Living where we do means that there are lots of walking trails and car-free routes that BB and I could use for little bike rides which would keep us both moving, get us out in the fresh air and help us to explore the local countryside. Brompton folding bikes would also be perfect for putting in the car and taking further afield!

Yoga

A while ago, BB discovered a YouTube channel which contained videos of themed yoga for kids, such as a Frozen yoga session and she absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve been doing yoga for a few months now and it’s basically my favourite hour of the whole week so finding a Mum and Toddler yoga video that we could do together would be the perfect activity for both of us and would also be something that we could still do on rainy or cold days.

Footie in the Park

Now that the weather is finally a bit nicer, taking a ball to the park and running around for a couple of hours is an amazing way to stay active. You’ll barely even realise that you’re exercising, the kids will end up burning off a lot of energy and they’ll be ready for a nice lunch and an afternoon nap (the toddler, not you!) giving you time for a coffee and 5 minutes of peace.

What do you do to stay fit whilst looking after the kids? Leave me a comment below!