Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Home management- Exercise.

This post is super lame, because I don't have a lot to say and because I'm definitely not an exercise queen.


I am not following any program or schedule, but I am pretty consistent at exercising 3-4 (mainly 3) times per week. It doesn't always happen, but I try. Sometimes my workout plan is thwarted by weather, baby schedule, or Kley working. When it's warm, I run outside often. (Oh, how I miss summer right now when I can just go outside anytime with a simple stroller.) It's harder, so much harder, in the winter, because then I either have to wait until Kley is home, wait for the perfect time in the baby schedule, or wait until Norah is sleeping. We also watch a friend's baby 20 hours a week, so I have to work her schedule into the mix too. Not that any of that is bad, but just saying that working out while caring for babies can be tricky and I definitely do not have a regular time of day to exercise, but I do try to get it in. I literally have exercised at any hour of the day, whenever I can squeeze it in. When I can't go outside and am pressed for time, I have recently been doing a lot of workouts from fitnessblender.com (they are free!). I've really enjoyed that!

If anyone has any tips on how to exercise with babies, let me know! I know I could wake up super early and exercise before the day starts, but that would require sacrificing sleep, and would also require a shower/blow-dry, which would add so much time. I am a night- shower person, and I rarely blow-dry my hair. Maybe twice a year. So, I know that makes it harder on myself during the day to find a time, but oh well. Also, how do you balance fashion in this arena as well? Do you get dressed for the day and then change when you work out? If I work out mid-day, or even in the morning, I still don't get a shower in until night, which is gross I know, but it's not possible to shower with Norah getting into everything!

So, basically, I'm saying that I'm trying but I have no answers. Nobody quote me on anything exercise related. Except for maybe a laugh.

**Also, we have a membership to the local gym, but personally for me it's not worth it. We received a pass as a gift from my in-laws for Christmas when we moved here, which was awesome. It expired in June, and we decided to renew it because Kley enjoys playing basketball there over the lunch hour a couple days a week, so we just got a family pass. However, next year we will totally just get a single pass for Kley. It is not worth the family pass for me because we don't get there often enough to make it worth the money. Sometimes, granted most times, it's so much easier to just exercise from home then to load up a baby, unload the baby, get to the gym, actually work out, load up baby again, unload baby again, and get home. It's a very nice facility, but my complaints are that you can't take babies into the workout area (which I understand), so that limits the time I can go by a lot, and the track (where you can take kids), is often full because the facility actually belongs to the local college so there are a lot of students there sometimes. Also, the great majority of the year I just run outside when it's nice, so the times where I actually need a gym are few. Maybe you love your membership and that's great, but not for me!

5 comments:

  1. This is my exact same dilemma! I haven't really figured out a consistent time to exercise, although I wish I did. I'm not really an early morning workout person, as I usually find that it takes me some time to wake up and really get the energy to workout. BUT I love having my workout done before Ainsley wakes up. These days I usually use one of her naptimes to workout when she is with me, but then that involves a shower and what not, which is a pain. Honestly, it would work best to wake up early, do my workout and shower, then let my hair air dry while we have breakfast and Ainsley wakes up, etc. But I'm just not sure it's ever going to be my thing. Some nights we both workout right after Ainsley goes to bed, around 7:30. Like you, it's all over the place! So I guess this was also a very unhelpful comment other than to let you know that you're not alone in your struggle to find a good consistent schedule. Weekends are much easier as is summer!

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    1. Glad we aren't alone! Maybe once it gets nice outside again we could run together!

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  2. I am the same way! Matt and I work out before bed, but not consistantly. I'm also a night shower person, and therfore wouldn't shower until that night even if I worked out in the morning. However, I have started to get up earlier, but I still wouldn't have time to exercise and shower with the girls getting up @ 6:15. :) I wish I could be more consistent as well. I swear when we say we are going to be consistent then we have long nights with the girls, kids they know when you plan something don't they! Thanks for posting this, it's nice to hear other are in the same boat.

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    1. Glad we can be in the same boat together! What do you and matt do when you work out at night? Do you have a gym area at your house? Or do videos?

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    2. Glad we can be in the same boat together! What do you and matt do when you work out at night? Do you have a gym area at your house? Or do videos?

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