Happy Friday the 13th!! Week days with my little man seem to fly by! I have been making a point of keeping both of us busy during the days. I am not one to sit at home and watch TV all day (though I will admit that having some designated snuggle days in front of the TV are quite amazing!). This week I wanted to try out different workouts I could do with Reid.
On Monday, we went on a quick 2 mile jog around the neighborhood. He loves his stroller and always ends up falling asleep half way through.
On Tuesday, I needed to switch it up and went to Barre 3. Barre 3 in Greenville offers childcare for $5 during some of their classes (usually morning classes). The children’s area is extremely clean and they kept Reid away from the other children. I felt very comfortable leaving him under their care. As for the workout, holy moly it kicked my booty. Literally, my butt and legs were so sore for 2 days. I hope that I will be able to make more classes in the future (especially now that I know the childcare is great!).
On Wednesday, I was still so sore from barre that I took a day off. I walked 2 miles with Scout and Reid, but allowed my body to have some R&R. It was nice having a day off in the middle of the week to recuperate.
Yesterday, Reid and I went to Mommy and Me yoga at Greenville Yoga. They have a series going on for moms right now and it was great to be able to do a few yoga moves with the baby. Reid stayed alert the whole time and really seemed to enjoy it. I picked him up for a few poses and then was able to look at him and tickle him for a couple other poses. It was a lot of fun being able to play with him while doing some yoga. I will say that it was not much of a workout, but it was fun regardless. I finished up the evening by running 2 miles before settling in for happy hour on our back porch 🙂
Today, I am planning on going for a long walk with a girl I met from baby basics and her baby. Exercise has been a huge part of my life, it keeps me calm and puts me in a better mood, and I want to continue to exercise even with a baby. I am very fortunate that Reid enjoys being outside in his stroller and is an overall happy, agreeable little guy. I know that continuing to do some physical activity everyday will help not only my mind and body, but will help me be a better mom and wife.