Recently I went for my yearly physical with my doctor where she hit me with all that doctor advice that we really need to listen to. Eat proper, take vitamins and *cringe* start to exercise. I know I am out of shape. I am not stupid but I am scared. However I do want to be healthy for my kids, so I decided to suck it up and take the doctors advice. Now for the tricky question that all moms wonder….. How to find time to exercise. Well let’s tackle that question with this weeks Homemaker Monday.
If we want to be a great wife, mom, and all around person we need to take care of ourselves. Many moms put taking care of themselves at the bottom of their to do list and it never gets done. I am going to attempt to move it to the top of mine.
I have started taking daily vitamins and trying to add water in between my forty cups of coffee each day. Forty cups may or may not be an exaggeration. It’s all about baby steps though. Everyone has to start somewhere.
When my doctor told me I had to start walking every day I looked at her and smiled “I can do that doc, no problem”. Then being the smart doctor she is she said “And how do you plan to do that in the winter?” Ummm you got me. This is when she told me to get a treadmill.
I came home and took to the internet. Budget is limited right now with the wedding and Christmas coming up. Lucky for me in one of my Facebook groups I found a super sweet woman who offered to give me her treadmill for free. SOLD! I sent Tobei running to pick it up. It has sat in my house for the past 3 days as still the million dollar question was yet to be answered….
How to find time to exercise as a busy mom
It is a question we all face and I found the answer. JUST DO IT! Make the time. For me the secret is the treadmill. Kids eating a snack, hop on the treadmill. Kids spending time with daddy, hop on the treadmill. Kids napping, hop on the treadmill.
There are hundreds of moments in a day where we can find time to squeeze in exercise. It does not have to be all at once and it doesn’t have to be a biggest loser style type of workout. All that matters is you are getting off your butt and doing it.
How do you find time to exercise?
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