I have decided to go back to my old way of working out which means getting creative and using the parks. I started doing that when my oldest was younger, I missed working out but did not want to go to the gym and miss time with him. Now that I have my youngest with me all the time, things are the same for him. I want to get healthy, but on a budget and while spending time with him. We walk to the park at least three times a week (if the weather is good). Once there, we play and I work in working out while playing with him. Here is a way to work our calves that is easy, basic and works.
Most playgrounds I have been to have steps, carefully stand on the edge of the step, raise one leg up and then lower and raise your self up. I do this ten times in three different sets. Of course there is a lot of playing in between, it does not take much time to get the quick ten in so I can be on the chase again. My son never notices I take a moment to try to workout, he just realizes we are having a lot of fun. Working out at the playground with my kids for me is a lot more fun than a gym (though I did enjoy those when I was younger!).
I wanted to share with you how I am trying to incorporate fitness into my schedule as a stay at home mom on a budget. My goal this year is to get healthy and to set a better example for my kids. Part of that is getting out and moving with them!