"It's not about having time, it's about making time."
On days where I end up working late and don't have the energy to make it to the gym, I will pull out my Yoga mat and get a workout in right at home.
When I first started doing this, my little Ry bug would come and jump on my back or mimic my poses. So, I figured I would just buy him his own kid's yoga mat and he can just start doing them with me! These shots below are not "pretty," because I really want you to get an idea of what happens in our home on these evenings. Raw, real, true.
Yes- Ryder Styles is wearing PJs (minion pants to be exact), and yes, Bailey Bear is in the background as well. She's always jumping around, trying to lick our faces while we work out!
I must say, when Ryder and I work out together, it's more fun and more challenging. Nine times out of ten, I am getting a better workout in with him there! Not to mention, on rainy days, it makes for some fun entertainment while building muscle and burning calories together.
They say yoga is good for the mind, body and soul, and a great tool for your child's growth as well. I am a firm believer in staying healthy, eating healthy and spending as much time with your family as possible, so why not incorporate all three at once?!
What do you do with your family to stay healthy?
Here is one of my favorite kid-friendly yoga sites, with 5 different poses for you and your little one:
Mind Body Green.
Check it out and let me know how it works for you!
What Mommy Wore- Shirt: Y&R (Young & Reckless) // Yoga pants: Champion (Target).