Friday, March 19, 2010

Family Fitness

So among all the parenting literature and advice you have read, I'm sure you've come across the statement (as I have numerous times) that it's important to exercise with your kids and to let them see YOU exercising. Well, today my back was killing me and I REALLY needed to do my prenatal yoga DVD to get the blood flowing and loosen up and lighten up before I ran to the hospital begging to be induced running over anyone who might get in my way!. I normally try to do my Prenatal Yoga when my daughter is sleeping...it's just easier that way. But hey, I needed a change of pace ASAP and it's supposed to be so good to exercise with your kids.

As you can see, my little girl (almost 3) was very into doing yoga with me. I kept thinking, "aw this is so adorable! She's actually trying to do it all with me!" and grabbed my camera to snap some pictures....



Well, this is AFTER I didn't have the camera turned on anymore.....

Monkey Swinging from a Tree Pose

After we were all done our circus show yoga, my sweet pea wanted to color so I decided to sit down with her and illustrate what yoga really looks like when you are a mom. These were just 2 of our modified poses.

Child's (Climbing on Me) Pose

Simply Designing

8 comments:

Butchike Bunch said...

Candace, I love your drawings! YOu make me laugh and good for you being active. Also I wanted to comment about your secret song writer life.. do you remember when we used to lie on your bed listening to Jewel and you would share some of your poems and writtings with me. You are incredibly talented and Jordan should also see those interests celebraed and shared. love you

Amy said...

What a great post. I really love the pictures and the drawings. What wonderful work.. Have a great weekend.

Amy said...

Thanks for linking this up for "Family Fridays" We are happy to have you..

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What a lovely post, glad to have found you via BlognTweet.

I think that's where I went wrong when I was carrying my daughter (10 years ago), I still haven't lost my baby weight. Either that or it's middle age spread!

CJ xx

Peterson Family said...

Love the drawings! And she is too cute doing her yoga!!

Thanks for linking up and sharing this week!

Trista said...

So cute! I love the modified poses! I'll have to share those with my yoga students :D

melonbelly said...

I can picture this...hilarious!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Too funny! You are talented! I can barely draw a stick figure...

Thanks for linking up at my link party!

Be sure to join me Friday for another link party!