Post # 1
Just started C25K (Week 2 Day 3 yay!) and it got me thinking how/when I’m going to exercise when we decide to have children.
I have been running in the mornings before work, but Darling Husband leaves very early for work, so when we have kids, there will be no one home to watch them during this time. I also do yoga 1-2 nights/week, but my gym is near my work and our daycare will most likely be near our house, and I will not have time to pick up our child from daycare and drive all the way back to the gym in time for my class.
I know they make those “running strollers”, but I love how yoga and running give me time to zone out and be alone with my thoughts, and I feel like these strollers eliminate that.
I was just wondering how other working moms fit in exercise into their already crazy schedules!
Post # 3
So I’m not a working mom. I am a stay at home mom. And while I do like the running stroller occasionally, it definitely is more work, and sometiems a pain because my son doesn’t like it. So it can be a hit or miss.
As for when to work out, I know alot of people who work out during their lunch hour, perhaps that will be a possibility when you have children?
Post # 4
Any other moms have insight?
Post # 5
Well when I was working a full time job, I worked out during lunch. My gym was 5 minutes from there so I would just work out on lunch a couple times a week. I would go back to work with a wet head, but who cares.
Post # 6
This is a good question, one I’ve been wondering about too. I’m 39 wks pregnant now and I can’t really see myself having the energy to work out after picking up the baby from day care. I also don’t know what my husbands schedule will be by then. I think the lunch hour is a common time to work out. I might try that when I have the baby. It sounds like when you have a baby you might have to sacrifice your work out routine and create a new one. Maybe there is another gym/yoga class you can take closer to home?
Post # 7
This doesn’t always work for brand new moms, but a lot of moms with older infants/toddlers work out during their nap times. That could work for you on the weekends.
I would also strike a deal with hubby that he watches the baby for a half hour or so to get in a quick workout. Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred is awesome and is about 30 min with a warm up and cool down included.