Trying to find time to exercise is not an easy task when u have children, but I have recently been on a mission to find out if it’s possible to find a balance.
I have back problems and was advised some low impact exercise could be a great way to try and help some of the issues.
We live in a pretty rural area and so there isn’t a gym or swimming pool on our door step, a trip to the nearest leisure centre would entail a 30-40 minute round trip.
Finding the time to exercise at all is hard enough without trying to find the time to travel as well. So I needed to find a solution. I thought about a cross trainer or static bike, but where would I store it?
I decided to look into buying a bike, I figured it’s a good time because of the post Christmas sales and we live in such a beautiful area, perfect for heading out for a bit of exercise and, of course, me time!
I managed to pick up a fantastic bike in Halfords, who built it ready for collecting the same day.
Getting out on the bike has been so refreshing. I can just head straight out the door and ride for as long or as little as I like, without any additional cost or travel.
I’m most looking forward to the Spring/Summer when the nights will the longer and the weather will (hopefully) be better, giving me even more opportunity to get out on the road.
In addition to the bike I have also gotten back into Yoga, something I loved pre-kids. I attend a brilliant weekly class close to home run by Tanya of ‘WhiteStar Yoga & Dance’ and then practice at home two to three times a week using YouTube channel ‘Yoga with Adrienne’. Yoga has been such a huge help with my back problems, relieving a lot of pain and stiffness.
Overall I’ve found the bike a great solution to fitting in some much needed exercise and the yoga has gone a long way to improving my back problems. Hopefully once the warmer weather and longer nights arrive I will be able to enjoy it even more.