When I asked the Singapore Mom Bloggers how they fit exercise into their lives, I received a whole load of responses but Elizabeth wins the prize for the funniest yet honest answer. She said, "I don't have the time to exercise. I carry my kids (13kg, 10kg and 8.5kg respectively) whenever they whine and do deep breathing in the shower." Don't we all know how that feels like?
When the kids are young, it can feel like it is impossible to get any 'me time', but I hope some of the responses below will give you an idea or two.
1. Weekend Walks
LiYann says, "On weekends, we go for walks; strap bubs into the stroller and we walk down Changi Beach, East Coast Park or Gardens by the Bay - Bay East. I try to go for yoga classes at least once a week during lunchtime when at work. When I am at work (I'm an educator), I am on my feet a lot so that helps as well."
Geraldine says, "I steal 30-minute blocks on some evenings from the baby and follow FigureRobics (Korean aerobics exercises) youtube videos on my iPad. The workouts are simple and easy."
3. Jog Home from Work
L says, "My workplace organises a coach to east coast park every Wednesday for a health walk-jog. So on wednesdays when I have no meetings, I hop on the bus at 515pm and take an hour walk-jog to the mrt 3 stops away from home."
Jean says, "We play tennis every week but only once a week on the weekday night. Other than that I do pilates twice a week for 10-15mins."
5. Run on the Treadmill
Madeline says, "I have a treadmill at home that I use and I swim once a week with my daughter."
Hai Fang says, "I jog because it is the easiest form of exercise for me...max sweat..min time ... but it still is a struggle every time I think about going for a jog..."
7. Stair Climbing
Amie says, "The current house that we live in has a staircase, so I always exercise whenever I need to get something from upstairs or vice versa."
I loved all their answers because they showed me how they had made an effort to take care of themselves even while taking care of their kids. I hope you manage to find some time to do so this month.
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