Post by Jessica R.
My goals are simple – exercise 30 minutes a day, every day. Simple in theory, apparently impossible in reality. In order to be able to achieve those goals many stars have to align and in the last three months or so they haven’t aligned once. To be fair, I wouldn’t care much, but I can’t seem to fit into my jeans any more and my wardrobe is becoming more and more limited by the day.
It’s not my fault, really. I keep trying to exercise, but my children are determined to keep me nice and squishy. Especially around the middle.
Whenever I try to so sit ups or push-ups they can’t think of anything better to do that sit on me and keep me pinned to the ground.
When I try to lift weights they try to lift weights, and drop them on their tiny toes, resulting on ten minutes spent looking for the icepack rather than building up a little muscle.
When I try to do a workout video they want to join in, trip, fall, hurt themselves, and again we spend the time hunting down errant ice packs.
And when I decide to foil their plans and set my alarm for 6 am so I can go for a run before they even wake up, they find a way to be up all night, making sure that when that alarm rings at 6 I laugh at it, turn it off and go back to sleep for a precious few minutes.
I can’t win. Short of buying a few more ice packs and dancing around the kitchen like a maniac while I make dinner, I’m at a loss.
Help a busy working mama out. How do you fit exercise into your busy schedule?