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MOMTOCONNOR2003
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4/2/13 10:08 A

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When I first started exercising I use to take shoes to work and walk on my lunch. That way I was not taking time away at home. Now I get up an hour before anyone else does to work out. I also put in 10 to 15 minutes here or there such as while the kids are eating their breakfast I will do wii zumba or strength training. It does not have to be 30 minutes at a time it can be small segments where you can fit them in. I walked with the kids this weekend and we stopped off at two parks. While the kids played I swung. It was a great leg workout. Then we walked to subway for lunch. The kids had a blast and I got in a little cardio. I also try to get in strength training at my desk sometimes. Sparkpeople has an office video on things you can do when no one is looking. ha ha


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SANDYHOLM
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4/1/13 10:04 A

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I have a bad habit of letting "life" get in the way of my fitness plan. Work, kids, stuff ... all conspire to give me an excuse not to workout today. I have a long commute and am out of the house 11 1/2 hours per day. The time I have at home really does need to center around my kids. If I take time to work out after work, it robs us of quality time together. I love our family time and I definitely feel guilty and even selfish for wanting to workout.
My son is 5 and has a big case of Mommitis. We play together, but it isn't active enough to set off my desk job. I would love to go for fast paced walks with my 12 year old daughter, but need to figure how to balance time with my son. He is more of a leisurely walker that stops to investigate every crack in the sidewalk.It is wonderfully relaxing. Just not cardio.
At any rate, the best choice is to get up earlier and work out before work. Note I get up at 4:30 as it is and convincing my brain to go along with it hasn't been easy. I will get up 20 minutes earlier and sneak in a SparkPeople video.



 
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