I don't. Once we are home, I just want to spend some quality time with DD. Once she's in bed, I have chores and stuff to do to get ready for the next day. Does walking the dog count? The only time that would probably work is right after work before I pick up DD but I'm just not ok with picking her up later and getting LESS time with her.
Can't do mornings either. DD wakes up at 5AM. I can usually get her to go back to sleep for another hour but not unless I bring her into my bed and lay down with her.
I used to do the jogging stroller with her but now that she is older she has no interest in the stroller and will not sit it in.
@Myaflowers it depends on the time of year. Right now it's still sunny and the kids get a snack that keeps their attention long enough not to sleep.
In the winter I actually run a little closer to bed time and if they pass out I'm able to transfer them to their bed
I work out as soon as I put her to bed. I have a list of things to do - I put her to bed, do the dishes, work out, pick up real quick, and then I get an hour or so of "me" relaxing time or time with MY before going to sleep myself at 11. I have no idea when else I would work out - I am NOT someone who can wake up early and do it. I always do workout videos - Jillian Michaels and P90X3 are my favorite right now - just 30 minutes - and I can do it whether MH is home or not since I don't have to go anywhere. I just finished P90X3 and when doing it I worked out 6x a week, but right now my goal is 4x a week.
The chance of me going to a gym is zero at this point. I'm not going to put them into daycare more than I have to. I am working on making the 7 minute workout part of my morning routine. At least I know I did something every day. And it is 7 minutes, one hit of the snooze button.
I also love kettlebells. I can get a good workout in my living room a few times a week. Pair that with a few walks a week and playing chase with the kiddos. I do try and sneak some things in when playing with the kids without being obnoxious about it. A few pushups/squats/sprints when we are out in the yard.
I really focus on my diet, which is easier for me to control. I'm down 80 lbs from my heaviest when pregnant and I've kept it off for a year now.
Waking up before my DD does is the only time I have to work out. Either that or during a naptime if DH is home so I can make it to the gym.
I've also done workouts with her or on the floor where she is playing. For some reason she finds my push ups hiliarous. Perhaps she is critiquing my form?
BFP #1 11/07/2012 EDD 07/09/2013 M/C 11/22/2012
BFP #2 02/05/2013 EDD 09/19/2013
Arrived via c-section 09/27/2013
@mommyatty Thank you! 130 is a huge accomplishment! 9 of mine was baby at least
With BFing my ridiculous amount of pregnancy weight (50lbs) was pretty easy to get off each time, but I'm down 30 lbs from where I've been sitting for 10 years. That was a big accomplishment for me. The final 10 is a killer though...