Julie Forbes is back again today with some awesome suggestions for staying active while juggling parenting. Also, that bike? Yeah, I want that in a Zombie apocalypse.
Remember the days when you would wake up on a Saturday morning, leisurely sip coffee and wait around for enough energy to work-out? Yeah, I barely remember that either. Now, you have to schedule it around your work schedule, your husband’s work schedule and the kids’ schedule. But, if you make it a priority, it can happen.
1. Rise and Shine
The early bird catches the worm. I love to wake up before the kids get up, go for a run, and shower before they wake. Unfortunately, this always sounds like a better idea when I’m setting my alarm at night, than it does when my alarm clock goes off in the morning. But, if you can find the inspiration, go catch your warm.
If mornings aren’t your thing, there’s always naptime (if you’re still that lucky). I have a friend who is lobbying her husband real hard for a spinning bike, so she can take classes from home. With technology, anything is possible, and it may even cost less than a baby-sitter in the long run.
Have you seen some of these places? There’s a gym in a town near us that has a splash pad, a bounce house and art classes. (Ummm, would the daycare workers notice if I dropped the kids off and sat in the locker room sipping wine while reading Facebook? I’d be doing butt clenches while I was doing it, so technically, it would be a workout.) Seriously, I have friends who plan their workouts on date nights, so they can shower and do their hair and make-up in peace. Oh yeah, and you can exercise while you’re there too.