The time has definitely come for me to start getting active again. In the past 5 years, I have had three pregnancies and three wonderful baby girls. Lindsay is nearly 6 months old already – how did that even happen!? And up until recently I have not made much effort to get active – aside from caring for (read: chasing around) three kids.
A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to get active again! I wanted to start doing some form of exercise every day, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. Something is better than nothing. A few days into my new exercise regimen we got the official word that Allie would be starting school, in the new Pre-Primary program here in Nova Scotia.
Walk, Walk, Walk to School
The school is a 15-20 minute walk from our house, which is great because this meant I would get an hour of walking in every day. And not just walking, but also pushing our big double jogging stroller with Emily & Lindsay in it! Bonus: we have a huge steep hill right by our house on the way home. It’s hard work and I am totally out of breath when we get home, but it’s worth it to know that I am getting active again.
If you have ever started up an exercise regime before you know, it’s not all fun & games. This has been our first week of school, and the walks are great, but man do my feet hurt! I have good quality sneakers that fit well, but I need something more.
Finding Pain Relief
As am Mom, I often put myself last when it comes to self-care and health needs. It’s so easy for me to say “Oh it’s not that bad” when I have aches & pains. Recently my body has started to act out, letting me know that it needs more of my attention. So, I am making a point to listen to those aches & pains before they turn into bigger problems.
For my tired, achy feet I know there was only one answer: I need some form of insert or orthotic. Dr. Scholl’s® to the rescue!
Dr. Scholl’s® Heel Pain Relief Orthotics are clinically proven and offer immediate all-day heel pain relief. It relieves pain from plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. The soft foam absorbs shock and has a cupping design that supports the heel’s natural padding. It is fully supportive for the arch. The ¾ length design fits easily in your shoes.
I popped these into my sneakers this morning and as soon as I started out I could feel the difference. After this morning’s walk, my feet do not ache like they have this week. These orthotics are awesome because they are suitable for a variety of footwear: from work boots to casual shoes to sneakers.
Dr. Scholl’s® products do not promote health or well-being, but can make exercise more comfortable.
This post is sponsored by Bayer, all opinions are my own. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.
I am a busy mom to 3 kids, so my days are typically filled with tea parties & story books, singing & dancing, crafts (for as long as a 3yo’s attention span will allow) & cuddles. All the while trying to keep up with laundry & cleaning & meals (we have PB&J sandwiches for dinner more often than I’ll ever admit). The days (& weeks, & months) seem to speed past so I try to soak up as much as I can each day.