Today I've partnered with Lady Patch to bring you five fun ways that you can be active with your kids. I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of rigid exercise. You'll never find me in a boot camp of any kind. I love taking dance classes, but I struggle to find the time. Add to that the fun little bladder trouble I've had since giving birth to two large babies and working out can be straight up uncomfortable. Running and jumping prove especially challenging to accomplish without tinkling a bit. That's not to say that I don't love being active or that I've given up on being fit. It's just that I've had to find a way to weave fitness into my everyday life as a mom. And with the help of Lady Patch I've been able to do it leak free. Below you'll find five simple ways to exercise right along side your kids. Not only is it good for all of you, it's super fun! And if you struggle with bladder control like me (please tell me I'm not the only one) don't miss my full Lady Patch review at the end of this post!
Go For a Bike Ride. Bike riding is one of my favorite was to spend time with my kids. Investing in a bike seat for Ronan has made bike riding our go-to activity for fun and fitness. I used to loath running errands because of all the in and out of the car, now we can get a lot of our tasks done on two wheels.
Race or Play Tag. Kids love to sprint. Challenge your little ones to a foot race or play a rousing game of tag. Even hide and seek can be a good workout if you play with bigger kids or do squats while you're counting.
Host a Dance Party. Dance parties are a regular thing in my house. From pajama clad early morning dance offs to outdoor jump and jam seasons, dance is a great way to move your body and have fun. Put on some good tunes, get into it, and don't be afraid to look silly!
Lead a Class. Yoga with kids isn't as relaxing as yoga alone, but it's better than no yoga at all. The same is true of standard exercises. To fit in yoga or strength training with kids, try teaching a "class." They might lose interest after the second downward dog or set of lunges but with any luck they will play while you get in a good circuit or a few sun salutations.
Horse Play. Tickle fights burn a surprising number of calories. Don't leave the horsing around to Dad, get in on the action. Holding a baby over your head, giving piggie back rides, and pushing your kids around in a laundry basket are all great exercises. Plus, your kids will think you're the funnest!
For me personally, all of these activities became a lot more fun when I discovered Lady Patch. After birthing two nine and a half pound babies it's hard to jump for joy without worrying about a little leakage. I would notice I needed to wear a pantyliner whenever I was going to workout or if I knew I was going to be away from a bathroom for an extended period. When I'm really active or I have to go really bad I need a little extra help staying dry. Lady Patch is a drug-free little patch that helps improve pelvic tone so that you can pee when you need to, and hold it when you don't. I found it a lot more comfortable than the pantyliners I was wearing regularly. Once I applied it I didn't even notice it was there. And it was so nice to not have to worry about playing with my kids or going on a long bike ride. They come in two strengths: regular for day to day life, and active for working out. Learn more about Lady Patch at theladypatch.com or visit Amazon.com to shop.
Here's to being active and having fun!
A huge thank you to Lady Patch for sponsoring this post, brand partnerships are what make this blog possible.