Reminder: I am 42 years old. I work full time outside of the home. I have a 3 year old son. Thankfully, I am married to a husband that is supportive. I adore my family and I want to spend time with them. I would even like to have another child. WOW - I said that out loud and put it in writing on my blog. We will save that tidbit for another blog post.
Time. I can't find enough of the darn thing. And when I do have a moment I mostly want to veg out and relax. To clear my mind and get some exercise in - I have learned to be resourceful. I would love to hit the yoga studio for a 90 minute practice. That isn't very practical right now. Our kid is growing up so fast! I want to have every moment that I can with him. There isn't much time from when I get home from work until he nods off to bed. If forced to choose between heading to gym or rushing home to our son - I will always pick my son.
Thank goodness for break time at work. I have found two ways get get my fitness in without cutting in to precious family time. I can run parking structure stairs AND hit a running trail just STEPS away from our building.
I try to do workout videos at home but there are too many distractions. With a 3 year old wanting to climb on me during yoga poses and my husband cracking me up - it's hard to find a zen moment!
For now I hit the trail or tackle the stairs. Sometimes, you just don't NEED a gym membership. Reminder: cancel gym membership.
How do YOU find your balance with mom life? Are you able to squeeze in time to workout? I'd love your tips.