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10/6/12 8:08 P

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i can relate i have a 3 year old and a 9 month old, finding time for me is hard sometimes i dont even get to use the bathroom alone lol. try playing games like hiding seek, or challenge him to a race i found my daughter loves to run and races, moving is moving. its better than not doing anything at all.

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SDTJWP Posts: 29
10/3/12 11:48 A

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thanks for the suggestions. It is very hard. :-( He is exactly like that. 5 min and he is done. I am finding that he doesn't mind Zumba as much. I got 2 songs in or so before he started acting up. lol! I am going to keep plugging along though!

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10/3/12 11:42 A

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Maybe you could walk to the park and let them play on stuff while you walk/jog around. If I was working I don't know how I would exercise with my 3 year old. She loves it for the first 5 minutes then she's done.

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10/2/12 12:03 P

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My little hates when I exercise. She will say she wants to watch her show (I do exercise routines from the cable On Demand channel) or she wants me to play with her. More times than not, I give up.
I will be investing in a bicycle trailer to put her in while I ride my bike since the weather is cooling. Fingers crossed that it works.

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9/12/12 9:55 P

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I have used the Wii and it is great. I have a cardio kickboxing game as well as the Wii fit with the balance board. My children actually like it when I use the wii because to them its a game. I have a 4 year old that is with me all the time and I understand how hard it is.

I have also had trouble with plateau. It seems that I was losing so well and then nothing. It makes it very hard to stay motivated when the pounds are coming off VERY SLOWLY. I just moved so unfortunately I have not set up a routine yet that is working so I hope to get back to working out very soon!

Good luck

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SDTJWP Posts: 29
9/6/12 7:43 P

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ugh...nothing is worse than when you are so completely motivated to exercise but yet your 3 year old is having a bad day and screams bloody murder when I start to exercise. Sometimes I just want to have 30 minutes to myself a day to exercise!! Has anyone ever tried Curves? I could possibly do that during my lunch time. Some people say that you only lose in the first 2 months or so and then you plateau. Anyone ever find this to be true??

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9/5/12 9:48 P

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Great advice!

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9/5/12 9:32 A

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i have a 4 and a 2 year old that bombard me when i get home. they used to hate it when I exercised as soon as I got home from work. they would find ways to make me keep stopping. finally i sat them down and explained to them that mommy needs this time to get in a better mood. after that I was all theirs. After awhile, they got used to it. now they sometimes come in and work out with me. I do zumba on the wii and I do biggest loser on the wii. It is great fun and i can do both in about 40 minutes not taking up too much time, but still getting in a good workout. then we all go outside and they play for an hour or so. then dinner, and relax time, then bedtime. It is challenging. and when the weather cools off, then we will be walking again. we were walking 4 miles at a time every day but then it got really hot. my 4 and 2 year old would take turns staying with daddy, and I make my 9 almost 10 year old ride her bike while I walk. if we do the 2 mile walk, my 4 year old rides her scooter, the older one the bike and the little man in the stroller. You can do this. Just make it a priority. and make them understand that you need this time as well, to make yourself healthier for them.

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9/5/12 9:18 A

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You're welcome. I'm not an early bird either but I've actually found it kind of peaceful to be up before everyone and actually get to sit down and eat breakfast without any interruptions :)

I haven't had the oppurtunity to try the Wii. But I've never really thought of that, will definitely have to give it a try! I really like Leslie Sansone she has some really good dvds.

I also like ShaunT's Rockin' Body because it is really fun and gives me a break from the usual exercising dvds. I got his dvd set from the groupon website for $20. I usually don't spend that much on dvds but it came with a set of two so I thought it was worth it..

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SDTJWP Posts: 29
9/5/12 9:00 A

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Thanks!! I get up sorta early...I am not an early bird and prefer exercising at night. I am definitely going to start putting him to bed earlier I think because right now he goes to bed around 10! The stroller idea is also good. He gets fidgity in them but he needs to learn that mommy needs to do this!! Since he is older now I think I am going to try the whole Zumba or Dance thing again on the Wii. Have you ever done these? I also like Leslie Sansone.

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WILDFLOWER521's Photo WILDFLOWER521 Posts: 818
9/5/12 8:54 A

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emoticon I can definitely understand where you're coming from about this! My 2 youngest are 4 and 2.

I'm not sure what your schedule is like or if you have to get up early in the morning but I tend to try to get dinner bath and bed done by 8:30 and then exercise after they go to sleep so that I can truly focus on myself.

Although sometimes, they fight me on the sleep thing, then I just get up a little earlier and exercise while everyone is still sleeping.

If all else fails, the stroller comes out and I hand them snacks as I walk and let them listen to music through their own headphones/portable cd players (got them at the Dollar General).

Good Luck with your little one.

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9/5/12 8:39 A

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Hey everyone! I have a very active 3 year old who does not want mommy to exercise after dinner after working a long day. I can understand that he wants to spend time with me but I also need to do this for myself. I have tried doing things that he would like to join me doing like dancing or running, etc., but he gets bored so quickly and I haven't even worked up a sweat yet! My husband is wonderful if he is home and helps out but he works a lot of night shifts so I have my son by myself. Any tips/pointers? How do you guys exercise with a preschooler?!?! Thanks!!

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