I used to pack up my kids and hit the gym a couple of times a week. It was a 15 minute walk from our house, and we usually went after a rushed dinner so I could take advantage of the childcare hours and catch a yoga class. But when my husband was laid off, the gym membership was the first “unnecessary expense” to be done away with. The good news was that in addition to saving money on the gym membership, I saved a bunch of time not having to trek out the gym and our schedule was a little less hectic.
But even though we were able to eliminate that expense, and we got a little more time in our week, exercise is not “unnecessary” and it’s worth taking some time every day to do. So what’s a mom to do, with no gym to go to and no extra money to go to classes or buy fancy gear?
I channeled my DIY spirit and looked through my house to find everyday objects that I could use to help me stay in shape.