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ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,206)
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11/30/11 8:49 A

One thing that is very popular amongst our members who are new parents are 10 minute workouts. You don't have to workout an hour at a time if you, well, don't have the time. You can break your workouts up into shorter segments and still get the benefit. three 10 minute workouts spaced out through the day still adds up to a 30 minute workout. You may find that several shorter workouts may work better for your schedule.

Personally, I do prefer morning workouts, but how about a lunch time workout ? Of course, you could always put the kids in the stroller and take a walk. Walking is wonderful cardiovascular exercise.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (194,388)
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11/29/11 9:31 P

The majority of my workouts are done around 6 am.

Other moms I know do stroller workouts, work out at lunch, hire a sitter, or do it late at night when the kids are asleep.

GYMGIRL79 Posts: 429
11/29/11 9:11 P

HI. I'm a mother of 2 - ages 2 years and 7 months. I'm trying to get into a better routine with bedtimes, meals housekeeping, and getting excercise, and we've made progress with most aspects of life, but I just cannot seem to get to the gym...or even to the basement to excercise.
I belong to a great gym with good childcare, so I thought it would be no problem to just go there and drop them off for an hour or so. I've only made it a handfull of times since my baby was born, and each time the childcare provider has to come get me toward the end of my hour workout because the baby is inconsolable for anyone but me. Also, I'm so exhausted at night that its been impossible for me to pack a small back for the babies and my gym back so that we are all ready to go in the morning. If I don't go in the morning around 8 or 9am it's not going to happen, due to nap time, meal prep. etc.
Any tips. How do other people do this? I cannot even express in words what a failure I feel like lately. Things have to change. I need me time, and I need to get healthy.

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