Monday, January 14, 2013
I love going to the gym. It's a stress releiver for me. I would love to go every day of the week but due to things going on, I can only go about 5 days per week so I try to make the most out of it then. I go for many reasons. To get out of the house, to be around other people, and to get fit. So there is more to it than just the exercise. That's why working out at home is really not for me. But my kids are forcing me to do that.
On a normal kid-free gym day, I like to do 30 min of elliptical and 30 min of the treadmill. Along with some type of weight training. I alternate arms, abs, and legs. Anyways... when I bring my kids (which is most of the time because child care isn't a option), I am forced to get in whatever I can. Today it was just 30 min of the elliptical. Which I know is better than nothing but doesn't feel that way to me anymore. I am trying to push through and get to the body that I want and at this pace, it will take much much longer.
My kids are forced to go to a play room with a look through window in the workout room. There are other kids there and sharing is not my two year olds best quality. Neither is my daughter being left in there without me. She does good for a while but then sees me and starts to cry. She is 1. Between the two of them, I am forced to get them together and take them home. It's frustrating.
Even more frustrating that no actual gyms in my area offer childcare. I want to have access to more machines and equipment but none of them have a place for my kids. Babysitters are not a option because I couldn't afford it on a daily basis as a stay at home mom. Oh well. I guess I just need to get over it. Luckily I do have the P.I.N.K dvd workouts so I can do that. I just miss all the other extras that the gym has to offer.