Fight or flight: that's the question!

September 10, 2016
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Falling sippy cups, muddy feet on recently cleaned floors, fist fights, spionage. These are just a few of the stressors in the life of a mom.

It's no wonder the average mom is high on adrenaline. She's always on full alert: ready for fight or flight.


Fighting is not politically correct. So that leaves flight


Fighting with your children is not the parenting thing to do, so that leaves flight. Which brings me to running.

Running is the perfect way to get rid off all that superfluous adrenaline. It's an instinctive response.

Just take your kids along for the run


'Yes, but what about the children?' you may ask. You can't just leave them on their own, can you? Not to worry: put them on their bikes and let them ride along. My son Ot proclaimed himself as my personal trainer at age 6.

As he's training me, he's also training his pokemons. He foresees a big future ahead of me, and thinks soon I may be ready for my transformation into Pikachu.

Baby's can be strapped into strollers. And if that's not an option, there's always the treadmill.

Flight, it worked for the cave women, and it works for the modern mom.

How do you cope with stress?

14 comments:

  1. Definatley exercise is a huge stress reliever, it clears your mind and changes everything. Thankfully I don't have to worry about the kids, so it is no big deal to go and take in the scenery.

    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

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    1. That sounds lovely Kathleen! It's great to just be able to step outside and enjoy the scenery.

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  2. I ran loads last year for the first time. I trained for the Race For Life which we did for our Mum. It was a great achievement as I'm far from a natural born runner! Sadly I didn't keep it up and I could kick myself now. It just feels like it would be quite hard work to get started again from scratch, even though I know I should. #justanotherlinky

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    1. Maybe you shouldn't think of it as 'starting from scratch,' but as a way to get some time for you!

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  3. I'm a walker and not a runner, but I used to love to take my littles on their bikes when I walked!

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    1. That's a great way to get out and about with your kids.

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  4. HAhahaha whata creative way to get in some exercise with kids! Mine are still young and I can't see myself running with a double stroller that thing is HEAVY!

    Thank you for sharing at #bloggerspotlight! Don't forget to come link up tomorrow night and see how was featured!

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    1. If it's heavy, it only means you're getting even a better work out : )
      which means you can have a nice snack afterwards.

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  5. This is a great post to share with my daughter who has two toddlers. I know some days she is totally overwhelmed! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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    1. Life can be hard with two todllers. Running can be a life saver!

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  6. Great post! I can't see myself running with a pram haha! I can't run to begin with lol. I'd rather a treadmill in the house for definate
    Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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    1. The beauty of a treadmill is you can watch tv while working on your body : )

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  7. We walk a lot but if I am stressed then my boys are put on their bikes. I did used to run with a pram but I didn't like it. #thatfridaybloghop

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    1. Kids can be scary on a bike. I totally agree. That's why I always walked mine to school.

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