Then I remembered my list of post-school resolutionsand one of my goals was to get healthier. It’s not that I don’t have time to exercise it’s that I don’t have enough time without the kids to exercise. I could take them to the gym but with the cost of childcare it would add up quickly. Plus it’s only at set times and would probably interfere with nap time. But, thanks to my mom I finally got to work out.
As I was getting ready for my big day out, my husband called and needed me to bring him some tools and lunch so I picked him up a fruit smoothie and McDonalds. Since I needed some nourishment for gruelling work out, I bought some for me too. After enjoying a quiet lunch with my husband, I headed to the gym. I haven’t worked out since my youngest was 3 months, which is coincidentally also the time I started the Fall semester. I was surprised I was still able to run for 20 minutes without feeling completely exhausted. All the running after kids I do must help. I did a bit of stretching and some weights. I really wanted to work on my abs too but couldn’t remember any ab exercises besides sit-ups. Good thing I’ve ordered an abs video to help me get a six pack before I go to Mexico in August.
Today I’m feeling a little big sore but nothing major. I hope I have an opportunity to go again soon. Next time though I’ll avoid the pre-workout McDonalds meal so I’ll actually burn calories instead of just cancelling out the calorie intake and calories burned.
I’ve also avoided buying any junk food so we don’t have anything left in the house. Unfortunately, I still have cravings so I find myself snacking on chocolate chip cookies and mini marshmallows. One step at a time I guess.
- What do you do when you have free time?
- When do you find time to work out?