My son and I go to the park several times a week. I love the walk there and back, but when there I try to incorporate parts of my workout. I am trying hard to reach my goal this year of getting fit. Being a stay at home mom, and being on a budget, working out at the playground is the best way to go. It gives me time with my son while we have fun, he also gets exercise, the best of both worlds.
Today I will share how to do squats so that you can play and work out. Squats work so many different muscles, the thighs, hips, buttocks, quads and hamstrings. If your playground has a teeter totter, use it. My son loves this, all he knows is mom is playing with him. All I know is that I can get in a few reps while I am having some quality time with my son. I will hold the position when I am about in the sitting pose, my son things it is funny, though my thoughts are – wow, I am not in as good of shape as I though, this should be easy. Hopefully as I keep doing this it will get easier!
If you are like me and have the New Year goal to get fit, good luck and keep moving!!