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Friday, April 12, 2013

If I were to be honest at this point I wanna give up. Hubby told me no I was not walking a block to the nearest gym at 545. So I agreed to 7 am. But my only babysitter can't babysit that early. The personal trainer only has the 7-8 time slot open. My husband is also complaining of the cost and told me he would rather me not even get a gym membership. He doesn't see the need for a double stroller or a baby carrier (like ergo). I have to cross a highway to get to the gym (its not super busy but can be at certain times) so my toddler walking is NOT an option. If its not one thing its another. The gym doesn't offer child care. Husband works from 730 am until 9 pm or later gym closes at 8. I asked him for a treadmill or a recumbent bike and was told we have nowhere to put it. So the only thing I can really do are exercise DVDs (we don't have any kind of game system and he won't buy one).

I am extremely frustrated. I set up an appt for 1015 with the personal trainer because she had a cancellation on Monday. I think I'm just going to ask her to create me a plan I can do at home with dumbbells and cardio that requires no equipment. I don't know what else to do. :( I feel like I'm taking the steps to do what I need to do to get healthy and I'm hitting one brick wall after another.
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    Please please please don't give up. Keep moving - and try not to let your husband get in the way of what is important to you. Hang in there.
    1772 days ago
  • MY1FAN
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  • MOM_OF_1
    Don't give up!!!! Talk to the trainer and stay focused! If he tries to fill your time with things, tell him no you already have something planned.... You have the choice to say yes or no... If losing the weight & exercising is important to you don't let him take it away from you... Also maybe you should do reverse psychology on him.... Plan 10 things in his spare time for him to do, lol.... See if he likes it.... I pray you much success my friend...

    1772 days ago
    I don't know why he does it. It happens every time. I have given up multiple times for the same reason. He gives some excuse as to why he can't watch the kids while I work out. Or he starts with the whole "you have time to work out so I need you to do this this this and that since you have extra time on your hands." Its very frustrating. I plan my day so I DO have time to workout and then he comes up with 10 things to fill the extra time I managed to find.
    1772 days ago
    well that is a problem for sure . I wonder why your hubby is putting so many road blocks in your way ?
    1772 days ago
  • PEACHY78
    It's difficult, it's true. My house too is much too small for exercise equipment and there is NO WAY we could afford a gym membership! So I do a lot of walking, with the baby in the stroller. I do have baby carriers though. I especially love my kelty kids backpack. I can still carry my 4 yr old in it for miles with no problem. I do my strength training at home with dumbbells. You can do this, even without all the extras. Are there any parks or reserve around where you can go hiking? That is a fantastic way to get exercise and with a kid on your back it is even better. If you just need a carrier for much shorter walks you can find plenty of patters to make your own sling or wrap carrier like a Moby and do it for a fraction of what they charge to buy one. Just google it and visit a local fabric store. Good luck to you. I know it can be hard especially when you feel like you don't have much support.
    1772 days ago
  • ANNMACP0212
    Don't let your husband's obstacles get in the way of you taking care of yourself! Your kids need their mama healthy and no matter what he says you deserve it...
    1772 days ago
  • BLONDIE218145
    Please don't give up. Knocking down walls is very hard. Talk to that trainer and stay focused! IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU!! emoticon emoticon
    1772 days ago
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