Monday, 29 July 2013

Healthy Family = Happy Family!

Sorry for the lack of updates! The past week I've just been feeling really lazy and unmotivated, partly due to some personal reasons. I know this isn't a good thing, but yes, I'll try to get my drive back!

We've been out and about quite alot these few weeks. Been spending more time outdoors and trying to get the whole family to be more healthy. I don't know why, but recently I've really enjoyed going to the pool or to the botanics just to spend time with Daddy Li and Kaitlin. Don't get me wrong, I still love shopping very much, but being outdoors with the family and seeing everyone have a good time is just as fun as well.

So anyway! I've decided to share how we've been trying to be more healthy, and if you're thinking of having a healthier lifestyle for your and your family maybe you can try what we do as well. Just a disclaimer! I didn't purposely want us to be more healthy or anything like that, it was more of a natural thing that happened and we've been enjoying it alot.

1. Explore Outdoor Spots
We've been going to Botanics very often seeing that it's the nearest park/garden to us. We usually hang out at the side that's closet to Food For Thought and Gleneagles cos that's the side that's most accessible to us. However, recently we decided to be more adventurous and check out the other end of Botanics as well as the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden. We've brought K's car out with us so she can ride in it and explore Botanics. Not forgetting bringing along bubbles to play with, and buying bread and fish food to feed the ducks, swans, fish and turtles. K loves feeding them!
We've also gone to ECP twice this year. I know twice doesn't seem alot, but when you don't have a car and you live such a distance away, it can be quite troublesome to travel all the way there with a toddler. We usually rent the family bike to ride around and then take walks with Kaitlin. It's especially nice to when there's a breeze and all. Fresh air is way better than AC!

Of course if Botanics or ECP is too far for you and your family to travel to, you can always hang out at:

Hort Park
Fort Canning
Marina Barrage
Labrador Park
West Coast Park

In fact, you can check this site out for a list of parks and more.

2. Outdoor Playgrounds > Indoor Playgrounds
I love bringing Kaitlin to playgrounds. I find it the best way that she can play all she wants and really just go crazy running and jumping everywhere. It's also my no. 1 solution in getting her to have a long and proper nap. Hehe, so sneaky right. But really, toddlers have so much energy that I've to admit sometimes even I get tired out. That just goes to show how unhealthy I am.

Well anyway! Besides bringing Kaitlin to indoor playgrounds, we've brought her to outdoor playgrounds as well, like Jacob Ballas and the playgrounds at Vivo City and at Thomson. For a list of malls with playgrounds, click here. There are also lots of outdoor playgrounds around the heartland areas, but if you prefer the ones with water play you can also check out the ones at the Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, or even Port Of Lost Wonder at Sentosa.

3. Exercise
Daddy Li and I have been going for runs. I don't exactly run far and long like Daddy Li, but it's really better than just sitting around and waiting for my fats to accumulate.

We've also been going to the pool alot. It's almost become a weekly weekend affair for us. We don't really swim much but it's more just to get out to enjoy the good weather and have fun with Kaitlin.

4. Eating Fruits
We've been eating more fruits recently. Esp since we recently went to the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Market to check it out, we ended up buying lots of fruits back cos they sell in bulk, and of course that meant that we had to finish up the fruits whether we liked it or not.

It's always good to eat fruits and veggies in a variety of colours.

Red - strawberries, raspberries, apples, cherries, cranberries, watermelons
Orange - oranges, apricots, papayas, cantaloupes, persimmons
Yellow - mangoes, lemons, pineapples, grapefruits
Green - apples, kiwis, pears, avocados, honeydew
Blue/Purple - blueberries, grapes, plums, figs
White - bananas, peaches, lychees, longans

Besides eating them as it is, we've also been blending them into juices or smoothies and also making them into ice pops!

So that's basically how we've been slightly healthier and having lots of fun and memorable times together! Hopefully that inspired you to start making tiny changes for a healthier lifestyle :)

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