I am amazed at what you are doing. I wonder if you are even getting enough sleep! Do you get a break on weekends when you and your husband are home? Can you grab an hour for yourself sometimes?Your story is familiar to those with a couple of young children in the house. I only had one child, and she was really easy for whom to care. The late night feedings didn't last very long.
My only suggestions are to try to sneak in little exercises throughout the day.
When folding laundry and diapers, do squats.
When talking on the phone, put your foot on the counter and stretch hamstrings.
When writing on computer at home and at work sit I(and stand!) with your ears over your shoulders over your hips. This corrects for bad posture and strengthens the back.
When walking, put a jog in your step when practical (does not work when carrying two kids!)
Walk whenever possible - go up stairs, take extra steps
When in the shower take a few seconds to stretch all the way up high,
When standing/sitting, pull your shoulder blades back together and try to "put them in your back pocket" (That's what the physical therapist told me!)
When waiting in line at stores (post office, grocery) do calf raises - 3 sets of twenty. First do two legs, then one leg each for balance and strength
When getting off the toilet, put the lid down and do 15 triceps.... do these all day long (a girlfriend has been doing that for decades. At age 55, she has no skin hanging off her upper arms!)
When sitting at work or on computer, squeeze your butt cheeks together as often as you can (If you do it enough, you can get pretty sore muscles!)
When talking on the phone at home, pace the floor or go up/down stairs!
Come up with your own, other ideas. Get creative!
If nothing else, PRAY
Wait until the kids are out of diapers and then schedule time in for yourself!
I hope some idea here helps! Good luck! You can do some of these!
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