Thursday, September 15, 2011


How/When do you do it?

I'm dying here. I want nothing more than to get to the gym for a spin class or a Zumba class - but then I would be leaving during dinner time and I don't think that's fair to Dave - plus I can't justify spending the money right now on a gym membership.

I don't know what it is about going to the gym that is so fun for me, but it is.

AND I'm horrible at working out at home - as in I can't do it. I don't know what it is, but I'm incapable of doing a video or doing one of the on demand things. I always find an excuse to stop and do something else... which I wouldn't do in class.

Is it bad that I'm not that concerned about REALLY getting back into shape? I mean I want to, but not enough to actually wake up early to get some sort of work out in or force myself to do a video.

How do other moms find the motivation to get workouts in??
Particularly since I'm working a little at the moment, it's the LAST thing on my to do list after the BAZILLION other things I have to do. I'd much rather sit on the couch and catch up on DVR.

The only way I think I would be able to do it is if I somehow force myself to get a gym membership and then go while Katie is in daycare and put Ben in the nursery for an hour. But then he isn't getting the one on one time I wanted with Katie being out of the hosue for awhile, so the guilt kicks in.

ugh - I wish there was a pill you could take to stay fit - only while your children are young - once they are more self sufficient, I will have NO PROBLEM going to the gym - but for now. I find it very hard!

Want to know what I find easy? Eating ice cream in front of the tv after a very long day. Or having cookies and milk before bed - that's easy! And almost Guilt Free;)


  1. As soon as Stella goes to bed and I know she is out, I go right into the basement a use the elliptical. Carlos and I switch off on the elliptical every other night. I think its more convenient to have the equipment in your home therefore making it easier for you to sneak in a workout. Most programs on the machine are 30 mins. I also play soccer still on the weekend but have pretty much played soccer my whole life.

  2. weren't you doing spinning before? I know the YMCA by us has so many classes - spinning and aerobic kickboxing included. I have a treadmill & now an elliptical that I plan to put to good use whenever I can sneak it in once the baby is here and I am okayed for working out!!