I USED TO GO TO THE GYM AND HAVE MY MOM WATCH MY KIDS, BUT NOW MY MOM IS IN THE HOSPITAL AND WHEN SHE GETS OUT SHE WILL BE OUT OF COMMISSION, SO I STARTED DOING THE INSANITY DVDS EVERY DAY AND MY 3YR OLD ISN'T THAT COOPERATIVE BUT SHE DOES THEM ALONG WITH ME AND I THINK CONSISTENCY WILL EVENTUALLY BREAK HER AND SHE'LL GET USED TO ME DOING THEM AND LEAVING ME ALONE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME. AFTER ALL IT'S 40 MINS A DAY AND MOST OF THE TIME I DO IT WHEN THEY'RE ASLEEP..
Fitness Minutes: (105,073)
13,243 12/7/12 1:21 P
Do it when they're asleep. Dump them at the gym daycare. Put a lock on your door. Ask your SO to watch them.
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7 12/7/12 1:19 P
On the days I don't go to the gym, I do wii zumba or some other cardio workout game. So I just let my kids (I got 3 yo, 6 yo & 11 yo) do it too. The living room is big enough for 4 of us and it keeps them from interrupting my workouts.
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2,167 12/7/12 7:51 A
Weekdays I exercise lunch time, it helps with my concentration at work in the afternoon too. Weekends, though, I exercise when my youngest is asleep. That is a good 1 full hour, which is more than enough.
Fitness Minutes: (71,987)
2,489 12/7/12 7:25 A
Find them an activity they can do like colouring. Or have a few special games/puzzles (they can play by themselves) that you only bring out while you're working out.
My 3 year old will watch a movie. Or, if she won't, she knows not to bother mommy and will play while I workout. Also, getting accidentally knocked doen while mommy was doing cardio a few times as reinforced the "do not bother mommy while exercising" rule. ;) Generally, though, I workout while my kids are sleeping. I get up around 4:30 to get my workout in before they get up. The times I've taken a class, my husband has stayed with them, so if I was working out at home and they were a constant bother, I'd arrange so he kept them wrangled while I worked out.
In theory, I like the idea of involving my kids, and we'll take walks or put on music and jump around, but I don't feel like I get inmy good, intense workout involving them. It's especially difficult to do any heavy lifting and involve them!
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