This summer I took on a personal challenge to get outdoor and explore more with Ryland and Rori and I partnered with Baby Jogger and their Summit X3 double stroller. I started Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide in conjunction with Emily Jackson of The Ivory Lane Running Guide. I am a rookie when it comes to exercising, especially running! I am a lover of wine, ice cream, and pasta – I believe that everything in moderation is so good for the soul. However, I knew that if I wanted to continue to eat however I wanted to eat then I needed to get more active.
Each weekend I would walk to Starbucks or run to the park with Ryland and Rori. Our Baby Jogger Summit X3 double stroller has been so helpful with my personal goals of running because it allows me to bring both kids and I don’t have to worry about finding a babysitter to get some self-care time. The stroller feels so light weight while pushing, between the two kids I am pushing over 70 lbs but I never feel the weight which is so good! I also like the feature of the full cover canopy, especially during the summer months because it gives Ryland and Rori extra sun protection. The peek-a-boo window lets me see what these two are up to and they don’t even notice that I am taking a sneak peek (helps when they’re napping, lol). The stroller also comes in a single jogging stroller as well!
Life can get so busy, but I “try” (I am not perfect) to make no excuses and do what I can to take care of myself. I believe that how I feel about myself reflects on how my energy projects to Ryland and Rori. I want them to see me at my best, so that they can always be their best. When I struggle to make it home from a long jog, and they ask me to hop of their stroller and start running – THEY are my motivation to keep going – there we are, the three of us, running. I push through and take it one step at at a time because they believe in me.
I absolutely do not enjoy the gym and treadmills because the view of machines just is not my preference. Walking outdoors is so great because nature is so beautiful and the fresh air can clear a cluttered mind. My kids love it when we play “red light, green light, yellow light” – they will shout out “green light” and I will jog at a fast pace – their laughter when I am jogging so fast and the wind is blowing is the BEST, then they will shout “red light” and I will come to a complete stop – the hand break on the Baby Jogger Summit X3 double stroller helps out so much with slowing the stroller down or when we are going down hill.
Run with me
I will be running on Thanksgiving 2018 morning to feed those that are in need. If you are in Sacramento, I would love to run with you and your little babes (stroller strides are the best!). If you are not from Sacramento, I would love to see your pictures of how you’re having fun with your little ones and getting out of the house to explore nature! This the PERFECT opportunity to run with a purpose while getting in that time to soak in the fresh air. I highly recommend the Baby Jogger Summit X3 double stroller or the Baby Jogger Summit X3 single stroller.
Here is a link if you’re interested in signing up for a 5k or 10k run on thanksgiving morning with Run to Feed the Hunger
Stroller and resources mentioned
Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide
Emily Jackson of The Ivory Lane Running Guide
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