I was going to respond with something like Manypoundstolose posted. It's a lot harder to manage things with children. Maybe there are some outdoorsy games for them that would count as exercise for you ? I wish I had better answers but just remember we all support ya know matter what.
I have the same issues with the family eating situation so I don't think I'll be any help there..
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I wish I had some answers for you. The only thing I can think of is maybe have David watch the grandchild for 15 minutes while you exercise and then you watch them for 15 minutes while David exercises?? It is a hard place to be in.
I hope you can find a solution soon. Good Luck ....
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I care for my 2 yo bundle of energy and I try to fit in exercise when I can--which is usually after he leaves or if I can get my husband or daughter to watch him a bit. When they go back to school, it's just me. I get a little exercise just playing chase games with him and he likes that. I try to remember what I played with my children (4 of them) when they were young but all I really recall is being very tired by the time I got home from work so I'm not dredging up too much. When my grandson was younger, I was able to sneak in 15 min. here and there of a leslie tape/dvd when he was occupied and when he came looking for me, I'd pick him up and continue to exercise or I'd run around to the beat of the music chasing him. It's tough to balance. He's more independent now than he was so I may not have a problem fitting in the exercise at all!
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