Moving more: Eric and I start walking

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Well, I say ‘Squidge and I’. Obviously Squidge isn’t really doing any walking, he is too small. But I am, and I already feel better for it. I’ve been walking each day for between 30 and 90 minutes and I feel more energised, and weirdly more organised in other aspects of my life. I think just being outside gives me more of a positive outlook on the day ahead, or the following day if I walk at night.

Today I dropped the two older boys off at school and took myself, Squidge and the dog (Betsy) to a country park not too far from us called Burrs. It’s quite a big place with all kinds of terrain for walking. The flat, easy, accessible paths here are great for walking with the pram. Today though I was trying out a new carrier we have for review so we ventured onto the slightly more uneven, rather muddier paths. The dog was in her element, and I was just glad I didn’t wear my best boots.

Oh gawd – how tired do I look! (Spot Betsy in the background, waiting patiently!)

Squidge loves being ‘worn’. He settles really well in a sling or carrier and babywearing has saved my sanity on more than one occasion because of it! We did about 90 minutes walking before Squidge started to get unsettled and I realised it was actually his ‘second breakfast’ time. So we headed back to the flat paths and to the car, and I felt lots better than I had when I’d set off.

I checked my steps – almost 7000 by 11am. That’s my daily average at the moment and I really want to work on increasing that. I also need to try and increase my sleep too, but with blogging and children I seem to be finding that quite difficult!

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  1. Aww! I loved “Wearing” Syd! I remember wearing her and pushing Sam round the woodland paths area of Heaton Park on a damp Autumn day – not my best idea! I used to love walking too – I need a dog or a baby to come with me – I never feel comfortable walking alone.
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  2. Well done for gettin out & seeing stuff! (See what I did there?) your step totals have been brilliant, really putting mine to shame & it’s great that Eric can still be worn despite him outgrowing his other sling. Hope you get back to sling swing soon & good luck for the new job!
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