Most days I wake up early and get my workout done BEFORE Cooper even wakes up. But some days? This kiddo just decides to be an early riser! C’est la vie!
WHY I EVEN STARTED WITH A BEACHBODY PROGRAM:
I absolutely couldn’t stand the idea of picking up my son from daycare at the end of my workday only to drop him off again at the gym daycare. I wanted SO BADLY to get back in shape that I did it once and then ended up doing a crappy 25 minute workout before racing downstairs to go pick Cooper up from the daycare. I just couldn’t WAIT to pick him up + hold him tight + tell him how sorry I was.
I know that sounds dramatic. But my workday when I was a school psychologist demanded that I drop Cooper off at daycare at 6:30 a.m. With the gym time added in…I would be spending a grand total of 1 hour per day with my son.
We prayed too hard for that little man to spend only 1 hour per day with his sweet face…
THOUGHTS ON WORKING OUT WITH A TODDLER
I’ve learned that a toddler really doesn’t care if you work out, wash dishes, vacuum…they just want to be around you. So I guess I just don’t worry about it now. While he is reading books or playing with puzzles, I am “okay” with pushing play and getting my 30-minute workout in. It’s only 30-minutes + he actually enjoys watching and will join in + he gets to see his mommy doing something active and healthy!
It’s just a win-win!
And I gotta be honest. Cooper isn’t exposed to much tv (bi-product of being the child of a school psychologist who did waaaaaaayyyyy too much research on the developmental effects of television on young children! LOL!) but I am 100% okay with him watching Tony Horton pound out pull-ups or Shaun-T doing some serious jumping. He loves to watch + tries to join in. And I don’t care who you are…a 2-year old doing plank hold is freakin’ adorable.
Good stuff Best workout buddy ever!!
xo – Marion
ps- And yes…Cooper’s face met the edge of the coffee table this weekend. During his birthday celebration. But it’s okay…he recovered nicely for cake and presents. What a trooper