As many of you moms already know, it sometimes seems impossible to take a shower, much less to exercise. I am not a gym lover and I will never be someone who just loves to workout. I envy those women, but sadly I am not one. In order to stay in shape I typically try to eat healthy and other than that, simply keeping up with 3 toddlers seems to do the trick.
Recently I started to get creative because I wanted to do something entertaining and something that could kill some of that dreaded late afternoon time with the kids. So, after a little research I purchased an
iBert Safe-T Front Mounted Child Bicycle Seat
for kids AND a bell bike trailer for two. (I found the Bell trailer at a consignment exchange so I got a steal). The iBert installs easily and goes in front under the handlebars. It is great because I can interact with the baby and he gets a front row view. Since I am far from an experienced biker, I selected a cheap cruiser style bike for myself. It reminded me of the ones we always rent at the beach and it seemed pretty idiot-proof to ride.
Well, I am happy to report that I have been having a blast and it doesn't hurt that I'm entertaining 3 kids and getting in a workout at the same time. Sometimes if we are just cruising my oldest (Mary Catherine) rides her bike along side me and I pull the boys. All three love our afternoon rides and I love the peace and quiet.
PS- I am well aware the baby needs a helmet. I just had the babysitter put him in it so I could snap a pic. The best part is that the seat will comfortably seat up to a 4 year old!