I have been wanting to get into an exercise routine for a long time now.
I had one going last winter that seemed to be working well for me, but like all things — the routine here changed and that time for me seemed to disappear.
It’s time that I bring that back though — it has so many benefits and I am realizing that if I really want something I will be able to find the time for it.
I really want to be healthier — to find a good balance of physical and emotional happiness and I know that won’t happen unless I get alone time, I eat healthier and I a make time for regular, structured exercise.
But, with three kids, a job, a husband and a household to run, I wonder when I will be able to fit it in.
Last year I would fit my workout in before my kids got up. It was easier with them only in school part time so I could make sure there were at least 2-3 days a week where I didn’t have to rush back to make their school lunches, get them out of bed, dressed and fed.
This year, with Speed in school full time and going every day I am not sure I will have that time in the mornings any longer. I am not sure if waking up at 5 am and walking to the gym is something I really want to do, but there are a few options.
There is always after they go to bed which is around 8pm. My husband will be home by that time and so I won’t have to worry about finding child care and there will be no rush to get back. I worry that at that time, it’s too close to bed so I will have trouble sleeping.
I could try and fit it in during the day. I have the youngest at home, Bean who I could try and convince to take some quiet alone time so I could fit a work out in regularly. I worry that may be more frustrating than it’s worth trying to entertain a toddler while doing a structured work out.
Do you think it’s possible to work on fitness while balancing so much? Am I just trying to rationalize out of making time for myself? That would be totally like me.
:: What time of day do you get your work out in? ::
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