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Fitness & Motherhood

women-walkingThe New Year is upon us; do you have some goals and resolutions in mind?

Each year we have a clean slate to start off fresh! As 2015 begins it's time to make your health a priority. We all know that eating well and exercising are keys to our success but instead of making a list of generic resolutions; I want to get fit or I want to eat healthier you will be more successful if you set tangible goals.

When thinking about your resolutions for 2015, be creative. This year think about your family, are there any resolutions that you can incorporate as a fun family resolution? Is there something you've wanted to do for a while? Well, do it this year!

Have you wanted to run a race? A great resolution would be to complete a race of your choice. There are so many to choose from; Color Runs, 5K's, marathons and obstacle races. This year pick one that's a little out of your comfort zone and train for it! My favorite are the obstacle runs, where else do you get muddy, jump over fire and get a medal at the end! They now have family obstacle runs where you can complete the fun courses with your children; just think how much fun they will have with you when the goal is to get muddy!

If races aren't for you there are other ways you can get active with your family. A resolution you can make is to be active throughout the week. To help with this, create a chart tracking your activities. Yes, a sticker chart for Mom! Another great form of exercise is yoga. Many area studios offer Mommy & Me yoga or yoga classes for adults and children. If yoga isn't your thing, what about signing yourself and little ones up for some recreational sports? We are lucky to live in an area where there are indoor sports offered all year and Parks & Recreation programs that will keep you having fun and staying in shape all year!

If you don't like formal exercise there is still plenty to do to keep active. My family, especially my son loves going outside to play. We are a sporty family that plays everything from football, baseball, soccer and basketball in the front yard, we ride bikes around the neighborhood pulling my daughter behind me in the bike trailer and take our sweet dog Sadie on walks.

Now that you have few ideas, grab your pen and paper and start listing your resolutions. Involve the family, get everyone's input and think about what ideas will make you a fitter, healthier person (and family) in 2015!

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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.

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