“To get some exercise and help calm my crying baby, I strapped her to me in our awesome sling and took off walking!”
“Staying in shape while pregnant showed me how strong I am and inspired me to challenge myself after pregnancy.”
“Running keeps me sane and gives me the strength to be a better mom. And it’s fun!”
“I am armed with my jogging stroller and have vowed to get back into the groove. I just entered a half marathon.”
Meet Amanda, a Mom that Moves
I thought that having friends and a set meeting time would help motivate me. As a result, I organized a walk event on Facebook.
After my son was born, I found getting out and moving was a little more difficult than I had expected. I thought that having friends and a set meeting time would help motivate me.
As a result, I organized a walk event on Facebook. I met up with several other moms and we walked for a mile. It was a fantastic! My son and I got out and met new people while exercising.
The biggest bonus was realizing that the walk gave all of the moms who were going through similar experiences the chance to share with one another.
My son loved being outside, and I loved the company. So what started as a one-time event turned into a twice-weekly walking group. We walk about 2 miles around the beautiful historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, or about 3 miles on a nature trail in our area. Some days we’ve had up to a dozen moms walking and it’s quite the sight when we have so many strollers and babies in carriers; we get lots of attention from passers-by.
These walks have become a great way to get active again and stay active.
“I want our girls to grow up healthy and strong, inside and out.”
“The best running moment of my life – halfway through my half marathon…this is 100% happiness you’re looking at.”
“I want to be strong for her, and show her how to take good, healthy care of herself.”
“My kids see my commitment to myself and my own health, and that reinforces the words we use to talk about making healthy choices.”