I make a lot of my excersise part of my family time. For example I go walking in the am with my girls, or in the pm. Also we've started doing pm yoga about an hour or hour and a half before bed time (bonus, girls find it easier to wind down and get ready for bed). In addition to this I'm in the process of getting myself in a routine of getting up early enough to do at least 15-20 minutes of excersise before I get ready for work. But, that is still a work in progress.
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I'm a single mom staying at home with my daughter full time and going to school full time. While it sounds like I should have gads of time to excersize it doesn't always work out that way.
I try to ge tup as early as humanly possible (for me lol) and we go for a walk together. Then we eat breakfast, this is where most people go to work. I start cleaning up or heading out for playgroup. I tried working out here in the house with her right after our walks and it turned into mommy jungle gym and just got really frustrating for me. I even tried including her with her own mat and such but again, she was more interested in climbing on me lol It's hard when your trying to be everyone at once to take time for yourself.
I know some mom's that go to the gyms on their lunch breaks. Or right before they go home. Even some that go after the kids are in bed. I imagine with your schedule it's got to be really touch to find things to do. Is there a gym near some of her activities (the ones that are indoors and supervised by adults naturally?). Or maybe there is an early morning program at a community center that she could goto before school and give you time to get a quick workout in before work. There is always the right before bed workout too.. I used to do that before I had kids for some reason that was the time of day that just totally jazzed me. Not so much anymore lol
If you ever need any help let me know. I'd be happy to try to help you come up with some things, or just talk. Single parents gotta stick together ;)
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Hi there...I'm in South FL too, and I hear ya about the humidity! One thing I used to do (and I should really start this again) is I would use my lunch break to work out at a nearby gym. Kinda gross sometimes coming back from lunch all sweaty, but it was the easiest thing for me at the time, and was so worth it after the weight started coming off! If you don't have a gym membership, you could just face the heat and use your lunch break to walk for 40 min. Maybe walk 20 min away from your work, then walk 20 min back to work...that would give you 20 min to cool down too. Jo
Someone on another thread was talking about going to a park to exercise while her son took a class nearby. Is that a possibility? Or maybe there's a small room at one of the facilities where you take her that is unused and they wouldn't mind you going in there with an iPod to work out?
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Anyone a Single Parent and have a hard time find time to exercise? I work 40+ hrs and DD does exta curricular activities like dance, swimming, tumbling etc so I have a hard time finding time for me when I am either cooking, cleaning, doing homework or running her to activities. I am open to suggestions.
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