Every year for the last 3-4 years I’ve been doing the same 14 week strength training regime leading up to summer. I do this because by the time school is out for the kids, I’m energized and ready for our busy summer. Endurance is key when keeping up with small children. I’ve learned a lot about myself over the years and if there is one thing I know for it, it’s that my children need a mother that’s fit and ready to handle their very active lifestyle.
I have always tried to make sure the little ones are engaged in some sort physical activity. This is part of the reason my children are so hooked on being outdoors. Physical activity allows them the opportunity to run off some energy (not much, but some) and it keeps them away from the tv and all electronics.
So I take 14 weeks to prepare my body for 8 weeks of non stop going with the kids! Last summer I completely stopped working out once school was over and I plan on doing that again. A 2 month break will be much needed after spending 5 days a week in the gym for the next few months.