Finding Balance

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Finding Balance
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Sun, 01-22-2012 - 2:21pm

So how do you do it?

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 4:22pm
I haven't figured it all out myself. When I only had one, and she was in daycare, I had time to get into work early and use the pool there. But by the time I had 2, the older one was in school and suddenly I didn't have that extra time any more.

It's too much of a hassle for me to go somewhere and have to take the kids with me and find something for them to do (e.g. a gym w/ childcare). My hope is to find something I can do at home.

For Christmas, we got an XBox Kinect system, and some fitness games. Sad to say, it's been almost a month and I haven't gotten into them yet. Hopefully I will soon.

So I don't have any answers, just the general idea of finding something you enjoy that's convenient!

 


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Registered: 02-11-2008
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 6:50pm
I could have written thus myself. I was also an early gym rat, logging my miles and lifting weights. My LO just turned one and I still haven't figured it out. I squeeze in a run on some weekends but it's not good. I am still carrying baby weight which makes me miserable but I haven't found the answer. The job is my issue and it doesn't make me happy anymore soi am searching for a new one closer to home. If I can cut back my commute (60 minutes each way) by at least half and get a little flexibility, I think I can make it work to workout. Good luck!

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 02-04-2007
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 8:15pm
It's tough! I just had my third baby and I have come to realize that everything really does have a time and place. I love to run in the mornings (ran till 40 weeks with this last baby), but after I have a baby it takes me a bit to get back into running. It's so hard to get up when you've nursed all night or want to go run in the evenings when you've been away from the kids all day. I cut myself some slack and once the baby is sleeping better, I try and resume my 5 am runs. And even though I, too, would love to lose the extra pounds and fit into some regular clothes, I know that this phase will pass. Babies grow up, sleep through the night, wean, and I'll be back at it in no time.



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Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 01-23-2012 - 10:27am

Thanks for the words all!! It helps.