Friday, May 10, 2013

Finding Time To Exercise

    The most difficult thing for a Mom to find time for is herself. I have three kids, and finding that "Me time" is so hard. One thing that I try to do is exercise, because that's usually the only time I get to myself. I have a gym membership so I try to escape a few times a week, get on the elliptical, or treadmill and put on some music. I love that time I get to myself, I feel so rejuvenated after.

    With three small children, one that is also being breastfed, I feel like I am constantly on call. I try to plan my day around my baby's feedings, nap time and other activities. My husband enjoys going to the gym as well, so finding time for both of us can be difficult.  I know if I don't try and make the time it will become harder and harder to find time as my children, and our family grows. I wish I could be one of those moms that wake up at 5AM to go to the gym before their family wakes up. I however, am definitely not one of those moms.
   Working out has its benefits too for me. I've noticed that the days I work out I have so much more energy to play with my crazy kids. I kind of feel I can't be the best mom for my kids if I am not in shape and active.  With summer approaching I am going to need that extra energy for all the walks, bike riding, swimming, park hopping, and chasing around.

    Even though its hard to find time for me to get out and go to the gym and get that "Me time", I need to do it for the benefit of not only my sanity but for my kids.


  1. It's definitely not always easy to find time but so worth it. I noticed that on the days when someone asks me "how was your day" or "how are you doing?" And my answer is great or maybe even fabulous almost always it was a day that I ran or cross trained :)

  2. Its worth it, even if it's just for the "ME" time, that can make all the difference! I don't have kids, but I love the times when I can run and just have time to myself with no worries!

    1. I love working out, such a peaceful time