I am a mom and I have 2 awesome boys. But having my children has really transformed my body in a negative way. Not only my body but my mind as well. Its hard for me to stay motivated to workout when im already so tired from my 7 mnth old and my 3 yr old. So my question is, how do you other moms find time between family and career to workout and stay motivated?
Id say it is hard with those to ages. I say do what you can when you can. Everything you do even the little workouts gets you a closer to being hotter than you already look.as time goes by itll get easier and you will already have the mindset to get at it.
I don't think you need any exercise lady.. You already look hot
Im a,14 year old kid and my mom does nothing she not fat but not fit
I have a two and seven year old...sometimes, my hus goes to school at night so I find time to workout while the kiddies are eating dinner...I can get a good 30mins in, its working so far. They understand workout time is mommy's personal time...
I haven't been exercising a lot right now because I am still bfeeding my 4.5 month old and too much exercise hits that.
Normally I would just squeeze it in where I can. If my older two (4 & 3) are quiet and playing and my youngest is napping I'll hop on my bike, or do a quick 5 minute skimble workout. OR some days I'll make a mini challenge for myself to complete a certain amount of squats or pushups, etc. And every time I have a few minutes I'll squeeze them in- seems like nothing but you feel it the next day. Other times I include the kids...I'll make up a workout and they'll do it with my while my youngest naps. I'm thinking of waking up a few minutes earlier each morning and squeezing in some then as well. Being a mom you have to be flexible... It'll all workout, even the smallest workout is better than nothing.
***Lost 89 lbs last year in 7 months "squeezing in workouts" while having a 2 & 3 yr old at home.
***And now this year I've lost 56 lbs (weight I gained during the pregnancy) in 4.5 months with a 4 yr old, 3 yr old and 4.5 month old little ones....things are busy but we make it work! 14 more lbs until I am at goal weight!
We've got a bun in the oven so I'm reading these posts to prepare for the future!! :-D
It must be pretty fun to turn the whole thing into a game for the kids. Tell them that you're all gonna play "gym". I'd get the smallest kid on my back for press ups, a heavier one on my back for squats, and on other exercises I'd get them to cheer daddy on so he doesn't give up! It also instills into children that exercise is a good thing.
Best of luck Briteny. I hope you work something out :)
Do what you can. Don't feel bad. It is hard if it doesn't happen one day, you have tomorrow. It gets easier but know enjoy them. Chase them around and fit intense workouts anywhere inbetween it can be done. By the way we r all here for support. You can do it.
I have two... The eldest is in school now so it's easier to manage. I do mine bright and early and my youngest actually does them along beside me (not really well but she tries to follow). Walk EVERYWHERE you physically can.... And I know how hard that can be on a 'fit' day, but strap them into a stroller and get moving. ;)
I also work out at like 6:30am some mornings, or even 9pm at night. As long as I get it in somewhere I feel I've achomplished something. Also if you sneak in some squats, lunges, wall sits, sit ups here and there for only a few minutes at a time you're doing something... Which is more than nothing.
I was raised with the mindset that if you end the day with only a penny more than you started you gained something. I carry that into working out. If I do at least one, or a handful of things, I've accomplished something. Be it a few minutes of squats, or an hour workout, I did SOMETHING to better myself and that's all that matters.
Hope that helps!
Best thing is to incorporate the kids too. I would chase my kids around or dance all silly and crazy with them for cardio. They loved it. Then I would get creative and use them as my weights. Picking up toys was always with a squat or a lung. Warning you can't do sit-ups with them around or they will try to sit all over you or at least my kids did. So for activities they the can't help with I would do quickly before I jumped in the shower. I also always play good music that motivates me. So at any moment I might break into a dance.
Write the first thing she does is clean and then lays down
I know what you mean I feel like I will never be the same,I have a 7 week old and 5 year old, I just do it at random moments I find, I also let my oldest get involved with it too, any little thing you do is better than nothing.
I totally get it its tough to make time but even it you about 15 mins every morning before u start ur day it is something n better than nothing. I even try taking the boys to the park and just run around with them any exercise u can get will work. And be a good example for ur boyz
Hi, I am a Mum of 8 and i fully understand trying to get motivated but you can do it. My youngest boys are 2 and 4 yrs and I have made a "circuit" ofy house. I walk 4 kilometers a day in two sessions and i don't leave mu house or own a Treadmill. The little ones follow me as we play follow the leader. 2 Laps of my circuit 10 squats, 2 laps, 10 pushups,.2 laps, 10 star jumps, 2 laps, 10 lunges and repeat all again. I continue doing this till we have done 2.kilometers per session twice a day. The kids love it as we put music on and just have fun. You can do this Hun just find something that works for you and hit it, as motivation i use my kids.... i want to be here when my kids grow up and as I have already had 5 strokes, taking care of myself is the only way I can do that. Find your key to living and you'll find your motivation, you can do it :-)
Well I wait till both of my children are sleeping and usually start working out at 9:30pm. I must admit after working full time and having to take care of my children, I be exhausted! But your only tired when you keep telling yourself your tired. So start small and when your body begins getting use to the workout then you can expand it.
I wake up a little earlier to get a few minutes in and am lucky to have a daughter who works out so we do together sometimes. After a long, stressful day, my body tends to be worked up and exercising can help me sleep sometimes. Having these apps help alot because if I get a free fee minutes I make myself do something. It takes will sometimes...