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An excuse?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I have been a single parent to my son since, well, before he was born due to circumstances beyond my control. He is 4 and a half and is the joy of my life. But on days like today, I wonder if single parenthood is just an excuse that I use not to exercise. Here is the deal, the gym I belong to does not provide child watch on Sundays, so I can't really just pick up and go exercise. But on the other hand, I was wondering today if I needed to give myself a break anyway. I have been pretty stationary for years - never having been one to be involved in sports and such. Now that I am motivated to be healthier and, hopefully, leaner, I jumped into running. I suppose I just do not want to overkill it in a way - to burn out quickly, so I allowed myself not to worry about this unexerciseful Sunday. So, is my son my excuse, or is it OK to give yourself a break?

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JULINA4 2/4/2013 2:55PM

    Sounds like a good day to dance and play with your little sweetie!

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KELLYFIT123 2/4/2013 12:52PM

    I plan my week of exercise given what is on my plate. Not having child care seems like a good reason to not go to the gym THAT day. (I don't have any children and don't work out every day anyway.) I like the other commenter's idea of doing an activity on Sunday that your son can join in on, too. Good luck!

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GOPINTOS 2/4/2013 10:58AM

    Chronic cardio is not good, nor is it necessary. Repairing and rebuilding is necessary though when you do train your muscles.

"Play" time counts also, so do something fun and playful with your son and you will both benefit in more ways than one emoticon

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ITSMATT 2/3/2013 10:16PM

    It is ABSOLUTELY OK to take a day off.

You've got to work things into your schedule, whatever that might be.

Make it a great day!

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HENRILC 2/3/2013 10:16PM

  It can be good to give yourself a break, as long as YOU know you are NOT making it just an excuse! As long as you don't make excuses everyday you will be fine!

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