No doubt there’s a lot more stress going around in everyone’s life right about now. Much more than any of us are accustomed to. It’s so easy to see how life can change drastically from one month to the next. In one day, one hour everything can change. Now more than ever we must continue to carve out time for ourselves to de-stress and focus on our health, both physical and mental.
Being “stuck” at home with the kids has been my life lately, so this being “quarantined” is not too far out of my everyday. Granted we are forced to stay home, so that of course makes you want to go out and do something, but we all know that things could and probably will get worse, so staying home doesn’t have to be miserable. It’s been a couple of weeks so far and we’re finally realizing that we need to establish a new norm. Starting some type of routine is going to be the only way that I will be able to stay sane and keep two kids under the age of 3 from losing their minds as well.
There’s all kinds of mom hacks floating around the internet. A lot of them have me thinking are moms really doing all of these impressive arts and crafts or is it all wishful thinking amongst the majority of us? I may get around to making mosaic chalk art or homemade slime one day (they have their dad for that, right?) but in the mean time staying active and keeping off this baby weight is my main focus. My kids love to be outdoors so why not try and get them involved in my exercise routine instead of waiting for their naps everyday (because we all know naps are unpredictable).
My 9 month old is crawling and on the move these days and while playing with her on the floor, I started doing some ab exercises. She was crawling all over me and I picked her up and started using her as my weight. Believe me, her solid 20 lb body felt heavier than any weight I was lifting at the gym. So below are some exercises that you can do with your baby or toddler. My 3 year can plank and pushup with the best of them. I bet yours can too!