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Working Moms: exercise

I'm still having a hard time making it to the gym. I do daycare pickup and don't want to put DS in the gym daycare after being at daycare all day. Morning is probably the answer, but getting up is hard. Anyone settled into a routine that works well?

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  • With my wacky schedule, I try to sneak it in when I can.

    When I am on the night shift, I wake up around 5:30a and go for my run.  That gets me back in the house by 6:15ish and just in time for the hubs to leave for the day.  I also have about 45 minutes until the monster wakes up, so I can hop in the shower.

    Day shift is a little trickier for me.  I usually get home around 3 pm, so I have an hour before I have to pick up from day care.  Since it's been blazingly hot, I've been running after dinner while the husband puts the monster to bed, around 7 pm.  But I am usually exhausted by then, so I don't have the best accountability 

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  • I get up at 4:45 every morning, so I can work out and get ready for work before my monsters wake up.  It was hard at first, but after 3-4 weeks of doing it, it's getting easier.  I also find that my workouts are better in the morning vs the evening because I have more energy. 
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  • DH works nights and when he gets home DD knows and gets up. So even if I get up in the morning I can only do something in the house. I prefer to wait until DH leaves for work, but by then I just want to veg or I have more cleaning to do before bed. I hope to find the balance soon since I have at least 10 lbs I need to lose and 25 I want to lose (eventually).

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  • I'm just trying to fit walking in wherever I can right now. I have an extremely sedentary job so I'm making an effort to walk during both my breaks and some during lunch. It might not be much but I'm noticing a difference already. I bought a fitbit and have surpassed 10,000 steps all week. It might not sound like much but I was initially only getting about 2,500.
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  • @Missa_g‌ I might look into a fitbit. My company does group walks around the building daily at 3, but I've never joined. That's a great idea to at least do something.
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  • After dinner I would always take my dd out for a jog in her jogging stroller around the neighborhood.
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  • Have you tried exercise DVDs? I started using kettle bells this way and it's an amazing total body workout. I used to wake up super early to work out before my girls were up for the day.

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    I workout during my lunch hour! I'm lucky though because I work at an athletic department so we have lockers and showers. After I workout I shower in the locker room and eat lunch at my desk.

    Otherwise i'll workout to a dvd in the living room or go for a quick run after the kids go to bed.
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  • I wish.  I get up at 5:30am and I refuse to get up any earlier to work out.  I'm really trying to push myself to work out 3 days a week (weekend and when I'm off on Wednesdays) but I've just got to get in a good rhythm of doing it.  I really think that might be the best I can do for a while :(  I do have a treadmill in my house (since I live in TX and it's god-awful humid and hot by 7am) and a lot of workout DVDs to play with- now I've just got to go do it!

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  • I wake up at 5:30 2 days a week to go running before DD wakes up around 7 and we have to go to daycare/work.  DH and I alternate watching her on Sundays so we can each take a long run.  I squeeze in a quick yoga DVD 2-3 nights a week after DD is in bed.  It helps me relax after a long work day.
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  • I fail miserably at this but I try to do little things during my day because I know I get so little exercise. Like for example, I do squats while brushing my teeth. I use the ice machine on another floor at work so that I get a few more stairs in. I think I should invest in a fitbit too to see just how sedentary I am
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  • @Frenchteachermama‌ I've done a couple yoga/ballet videos through amazon, but I get bored and don't finish them all. Any suggestions?

    @kj808‌ we do have a gym at work and showers. I've sort of ignored that because I prefer classes, but perhaps I should try music and some time on the elipitical.

    @cheesypeas I do that too. Couple squats, leg lifts, arm rotations while watching tv.
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