I know that I need to exercise more. I feel great after I do it, however getting back into a routine is the hardest. I thought that I would be looking fitter and more toned by now after kids. This has not happened. It is hard to keep the routine and fit it all in with kids.
I do have a Nintendo Wii Fit that I like using and I feel best using while kids are in bed or away, I then can do all my exercises and not get interrupted.
These are the things that put me off doing exercise when I have a chance, then it is too late when kids are running around:
1. Slept in and miss my window
2. Not well, either headaches or something else
3. Too tired and cannot manage it
4. I suppose just being lazy
I have tried doing it with the girls but it has never worked. I have also tried going to the pool to do aqua aerobics say 3 times a week, and try and do some other things at home with the Wii fit, however the pool cancelled the child care session for when the aqua aerobics lesson was on, so it made it impossible to go – You can see more information on my post about “No More Pool”
Now need to get into going to the pool on the days I do have off, I have also thought on walking around the oval a couple of times as this will help. I don’t know if you are like me, when I go off and do things it means then the hours are less in the day that I do have off. I need to prioritise as I would like to lose some weight and get fitter. So I guess I need to structure it into my day in a better way.
Some links that might inspire us:
- Are you too tired to exercise – From losebabyweight.com.au
- 5 ways to workout with your kids – From Workout Mommy
- Fitness for busy mums – From Body+Soul
- Mums United – From Heart Foundation Australia
Do you have problems fitting in exercise? I used to be so good, I walked an hour a day and then the next day went swimming or did a session like aqua aerobics twice a week. Now with kids it seems like a struggle and something that ends up getting missed. How do you fit exercise in if you have kids? What are your tips and tricks? Send them on so we can all learn.
I am now going to make more of an effort to get fit. Maybe we can have an online group that helps each other and keeps up the motivation.What are your thoughts?