Rosaly and James
Our dearest friends whom we’ll call by L & R, introduced us to their sister and brother in law as they were pregnant around the same time we were. They have a son and we have a daughter and its an adorable match made in heaven. If we could describe this family of 4 (mom, dad, baby, and furry baby) with two words, we’d say…relaxed and joyful.
Location: New Jersey
Careers: Both juggle full time careers
Kids: 1 adorable baby boy, 16 months old (secretly Issy has a crush on him)
Healthy lifestyle: They love the outdoors, swimming, walking, yoga, tennis, running after baby, and enjoying their lives!
Tell us a little about yourselves and your typical weekday.
Both mom and day juggle full time careers with a jam packed calendar of play dates, social outings and making sure the day to day stuff gets done. A typical weekday consists of getting up between 4am-6am and getting everyone fed and out the door and picking back up at home around 3:30- 4:00 for an evening full of catching up, dinner and quality time.
How did you keep active before having children?
Both mom and dad are not fans of the mundane gym routine but stayed active by walking, practicing yoga and tennis.
What adjustments did you make to your lifestyle to stay active after kids?
We incorporated our son into our walks and swimming classes.
What ages are your kids now and what activities do they enjoy?
He is 16 months old and we enjoy the park and anything outdoors. Currently he runs and we chaise him!
Whats your favorite healthy meal?
Turkey meatballs with whole grain pasta it is great in a slow cooker and super healthy! (heres an online recipe)
….and your favorite indulgence?
We have ice cream and chocolate every night before bed. Just a little bit to say “good job getting through the day”
What are your favorite workout songs?
I don’t have one but if I did it would be something by lady gaga or rihanna, they always make me want to dance!
Do you have a favorite inspirational movie or book, if so which and why?
Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet. It is what I turn to in times of weakness.
Have you always been active or if not what inspired you into living the parenthlete lifestyle?
My son is my inspiration for everything I do. I want to show him a healthy way of life.
Balancing a career, family life and fitness can be tough. Any other tips you have on this?