It’s spring break time over here and boy is it different than what it normally is, am I right? Such uncertain and weird times we’re living in currently. But one thing is certain, as much as we can, we will take advantage of this spring break time and the fact that the weather is looking a little more promising this week with more sun and higher temperatures in the forecast.
We want to make this a healthy spring break too and here are some ideas we plan on doing:
Our kids are all about being outside (Elliot a little less than Leo though) and we hardly even have to convince them to play outside. Whether we’ll spend this time outside actively or they’ll just play or ride their bike and/or scooter, the fact that we are outside is immediately better than being cooped up inside. Hello vitamin D! We all need it!
Go on a bike ride
My older son JUST learned how to ride a bike this past week 🙂 And he is all over it; he’s so excited. So we are trying to go on shorter bike rides now where he can keep up but then we also love doing longer bike rides and during those the kids are on bike seats (ah, to be a kid again!). We are lucky to be living by a massive bike trail and we can just hop on the bikes by our house and we don’t have to pack the bikes onto our car and then drive to a park.
Exercise at home
When the weather isn’t cooperating, we try to do some sort of exercising at home. The kids call it gymnastics sometimes 🙂 Whatever the case may be, we do stretching, easier exercises for the kids so my little Elliot is able to do them and then also more complex ones for Leo who is older and can handle more advance things.
As for me, I try and do some cardio too, most of the time after my kids have gone to bed because I find it the most productive time to do that. I will either put on a YouTube video with some class or just come up with something as I go – usually it’s a 20-30 minute workout for me to gets the heart rate up and I can break a sweat or two. I will do lunges, jumping jacks, squat jumps and jogging in place.
Go for a walk
If nothing else, do the ‘ol walk! We don’t do those nearly enough because we much prefer going on a bike ride, but walks are a great way to get moving too. Walk fast or slow, doesn’t matter, just do it. I have done a few by myself last week and I hope this week with a little more sun we can do them as a family at least once a day. Because our Elliot is one to complain the quickest about his legs hurting haha, we typically do shorter walks so he can keep up, but nonetheless, they are a great way to spend that quality time with your family and get that healthy routine built into your lifestyle.
Go to the playground
Normally, that would be a must for us, but with the social distancing in place right now, we may skip this altogether this week. Buuuuut, going to the playground and letting the kids roam free for an hour or two is also a great way for the kids to get that exercise in and burn that energy! Now that Elliot is big enough we don’t have to supervise him 24/7 and we can finally let him play at the playground by himself while we/ I just take a breather sitting on a park bench LOL! A couple years ago he still required someone watching him, while climbing for example, but those days are gone and we are loving it 🙂 !
Any spring break ideas for spending that time with your kids in a healthy way that you could share with me? Drop me a comment right below.
Lastly, wanted to share some of my favorite workout attire from Adidas to incorporate into any workout/ exercising routine.