Making change

Children and having time to exercise

Your ‘children’ based exercise plan

I have two lovely children but still like to exercise. I like most sports in fact; football, rugby, kickboxing, circuit training, cycling and skipping. You name it I like to keep in shape. My biggest challenge currently is my children. They exhaust me. They rub me up the wrong way. I love them dearly but ‘me’ time has almost disappeared altogether.

Now I did not have a plan as to how I was going to overcome this latest challenge in my ever changing lifestyle. I do like a challenge however and found a way without compromising my children’s innocence, energy and right to play with their daddy. My children are after all the most precious thing in the world to me. Below are some ideas I am currently trialling.

My five step ‘children’ fitness ideas

I wanted to share with you my thoughts for how I am planning daddy time with the kids but still get some fitness in during the week.

  • Kiddy exercise plan one

Take the kids swimming on Saturday which should give me my ‘cycling’ pass in the afternoon. Sound fair?

  • Kiddy exercise plan two

Watch ‘Strictly’ on Saturday night with the wife which will gives me a pass to go for an early morning swim on Sunday. Play with the kids in the afternoon too after the bike ride

  • Kiddy exercise plan three

Read three bedtime stories every evening, ensure teeth are brushed and tuck them into bed. This will give me my morning ‘garage’ work out pass!

  • Kiddy exercise plan four

Do plenty of colouring in – princesses, cars and be the tickle monster and behave like a kid all over again. This will hopefully lead to a back rub from the wife every so often. Very important this one

  • Kiddy exercise plan five

Be a dad, chill out and accept exercising is not everything. My kids are my everything, need their dad and need to be kept active themselves. Peppa Pig World here we come. Daddy Pig signing off!

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