What do you do for exercise?!

(6 Posts)
GuiltyAsAGirlCanBe Sat 30-May-15 14:52:34

I used to be a keen runner - but now I am home alone with 4 year old dd most nights. How do you keep fit when you are a single parent?!

fortunately Sat 30-May-15 14:53:46

I had a friend with a teenager who I used to run with, whilst the teenager would sit with dd.

Since we stopped though I don't do a thing. Sometimes I get out on the bike in the summer with the baby seat, but aside from that, hardly anything.

GEM33 Sat 06-Jun-15 22:47:56

Home Work out DVDs ... Dumping child on friends as and when possible...spend a lot of time frustrated as just can't exercise as often as I'd like coz single mums are always busy right.... They're only young once... School soon then they ll be running with us :-) grinning and bearing it xxx

meglet Sun 07-Jun-15 13:12:17

guilty where are you, is there are a parkrun nearby? You could turn up and find out if there are any other friends who run and take turns looking after the younger dc's? Failing that you should be able to get your dd around in 50 mins!

Artandco Sun 07-Jun-15 13:22:02

With my two who are the same ish age, dh is around but it's often just me or him at home due to the other travelling.

We go on bike rides - now both children can cycle they go next to us, but before had bike trailer ( still use for long days out with them - they are 4 and 5)

Or I or dh run and kids use scooters alongside us - 30 min evening run is great as 30 mins for them in scooters gives them good exercise before bed

Swim - now they can both swim so we can swim alongside them slowly. Sometimes they play in shallow end and I swim widths alongside them still fairly shallow so I am close to them and can keep an eye on them

Yoga at home whilst they play or sleep

fsm52 Tue 16-Jun-15 23:29:06

I use home workout Dvds the best I have used to date is 30 day shred. Have a look on amazon. It's cheap and effective. Cam be difficult at first but really does build strength and encourages better lifestyle.

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