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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Finding time to workout

It's obvious that when you are a mom to young kids, your time is very precious.  Especially if that time is when you need it to be kid-free.  I prefer exercising when my kids are not around because there are less interruptions and I can stay focused.  I love my kids dearly, but my exercising time is for me and allows me to be better mom.  So how do I find the time to exercise when they aren't around?  Well I try and get up before they are up for the day.  They typically sleep in until 7:30-8am.  My baby is on a little different schedule.  She wakes up around 6am to eat and play for about an hour.  Then she falls back to sleep for a few more hours.  I get up at 6am when she does, feed her, change her and then when she falls back to sleep, I sneak out to get my workout on.  Some days don't work as smoothly and she may stay awake.  My husband is very sweet and doesn't mind being up with her if she is still awake.  I go to bed between 9-10pm at night.  I realize this is a little early, but I need my sleep and know that I have a full day ahead of me so if I don't get to bed early, then it won't be good the next day.



Then there are days where nothing goes to plan or I have no desire to wake up early to exercise.  When that happens, I will take my kids with me and we either go to boot camp class or I will take them on a walk/run with me.  The boot camp class is on days that my son is in preschool so I drop him off and take my girls to the church where we workout.  The workout is free and super relaxed because half the moms bring their little ones.  The other half of women have kids already in school.   The nice thing about our schedule is both my 5 and 3 year old are in some sort of school during the day but at opposite times.  I usually only have a baby and bigger kid with me so most things are little more doable rather than having all three of them with me.  My 5 year old is super helpful! She is always looking for ways to help me with Harrison and Naomi, so I am incredibly lucky to have that extra help most days.


5 comments:

  1. love this. you gotta do what you gotta do to make it happen. mama's health and balance needs to be a priority. it essential for proper functioning and for you to fulfill all your roles in life. get it girl! as always, you are an inspiration.

    xo, rachel

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  2. I love it! I have 4 kids and finding time to exercise is hard! I either wake up early or have to bring my kids along! I love how real you are! Life is messy! I struggle with training for a half and cleaning my house, cooking healthy meals, helping my kids with school and just staying awake!

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  3. This is what i needed to hear. I have 2 children under 2 years old and i seem to never find time to work out. I have so much post-partum weight, sometimes i just get discouraged. But tomorrow morning, once my son wakes up (6am) I will put him in his play pen and he can watch me work out. There are no more excuses :)

    thanks so much!!

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