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Any suggestions on exercising with a very active 2yr (who doesnt like to sit still) and a 6mo old?

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Chrys04

Asked by Chrys04 at 9:51 PM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Perhaps get an exercise DVD and go for it. If you need to pause it you could. Keep the 2 year old in the room with you with gates if needed so you didn't have to chase after them. You can get a lot of exercise in this way. You can also do free weights (hand held or strapped to ankles) with no danger to the children.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:54 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • If you can find a mom and tots exercise class that would be a great idea. Your 2 year old could exercise with you and hopefully baby would nap.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Do videos when they nap? Go to classes and/or the gym when DH can watch them or take them to the gym daycare?
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 1:06 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Get a great workout program on dvd. Get up 30 minutes to hour before the kids if you can. You'll feel great if you get a good workout in first thing in the morning and it will really rev up your metabolism. Or do it if they take a nap, or put the baby in a play pen or swing or something and let the 2 year old exercise with you! My kids love to do Turbo Jam with me lol and it sets a great example and lets them know exercise can be fun!
    hillaryann

    Answer by hillaryann at 8:59 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I do all my working out before they're up (mine are 8,6,and 3 and HECKLE) and after tehy're in bed.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 9:06 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • What!?!? You mean chasing them around isn't exercise enough? LOL!
    WindyTheWidow

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 10:04 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Get a running stroller....when the little one goes down for a nap take your 2 year old around the block a couple of times.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

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