Fitness

Being a stay at home parent gives you all the reasons you could ever possibly wish for not to exercise. Too tired, too stressed, too terrorised. Keeping fit is a tall order for the stay at home parent but its something I try to do.

I used to be quite the sportsman back in the day, back in the day is an expression I use that actually means before I became a parent. I ran along lung bursting roads, cycled up steep thigh burning mountains, swam in icy willy shrinking lakes and generally embraced a bit of sweat and pain.
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These days the activities may have changed to cater for my plus one but I still find ways to exercise most days. Instead of looking at Max and seeing a toddler shaped exercise problem I began to see him as the solution. I started to look at the parks not just as a playground for Max but a playground for Dad too. I became that man/prat who does sneaky step ups on the bench when he thinks the mums aren’t looking, giving Max his first encounter with Dad based embarrassment.

Parents are a selfless bunch and often sacrifice their own passions for the good of the family. I hope to share some of the techniques that allow me to commit to family and fitness.

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2 Responses to “Fitness”

  1. ania June 19, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Being a parent and not having enough time to exercise is one of the reasons we bought into a franchise called Fit Family last year. They run group fitness for parents and kids at the same time, same place but separate sessions. The kids run around and have a ball with a qualified kids trainer and the parents get to work out and bring their kids with them. families learn to love fitness together.
    Check out the website if you are interested, we do free trials and love to see new faces
    http://www.fitfamily.com.au

    • daddownunder June 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

      I’ll take a look at that Ania, thanks. Where are you based?

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