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Yoga mat protector c /o: Sandy Pose Yoga
Namaste sign c /o: Urban Alpine
Before Hudson was born I was a yoga addict! I had punch passes at yoga studios (yes plural) and also did yoga at home. I remember the first time I signed up for a class with my sister and thought to myself "okay this is going to be relaxing and so easy"….ummm I was so wrong! I remember leaving that class a sweaty mess and knowing that the next day I was going to be S.O.R.E. However, I was instantly obsessed. I looked forward to every class knowing that I was going to push my body even more, stretch it to its limits and them some and tone all of the muscles I honestly didn't even know existed. Since that first class I never stopped doing yoga!
Once H baby was born it took me a little while to get back into the swing of things. Recovering from a cesarean birth is HARD you guys. Just going from laying to sitting to standing was such a process and I mean when you have to ask your hubby to put your undies on for you, you probably shouldn't be doing down ward dog any time soon.
When I started to feel better I started doing yoga at home while Hudson napped and that way I could take things nice and easy and go at my own pace. Now that Hudson is older and I find that he's SO active during the day, I have a lot of other things to do during nap time. Or I just want to take a darn nap myself! haha. I also thought to myself when trying to figure out where to fit in my exercise time… "why not fit my exercise time in WITH Hudson?!"
So that's what we do!! Not only does it challenge me more with a 20 lb babe attached to me! It helps Hudson boy to grow up with a good influence on being active! One of the main things my Husband and I agree on, is wanting our children to WANT to be active! Whether its yoga, baseball, dance, soccer, track…whatever it might be, I believe it's so important for them to be active. Hudson already loves to go for big walks, go swimming and do mommy and me yoga! Plus it's fun for me to do these things with him too and watch him learn and grow!
So next time you are wondering just where in the world you can fit in your exercise time with kids running around… try to think about how you can get them involved too! There might even be mommy and me classes near you to try!
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