I really hate to exercise. 

No, I take that back.  I don’t mind exercising.  I just hate to sweat.  Really hate it.  My face gets red and it doesn’t go away for a long time!  And I smell.  I don’t mean a feminine smell.  I have to use the strongest  deodorant on the shelves to keep it in check.

So when do I exercise? 

I already get up at 5:30 to make lunch and breakfast and have family prayer and scripture reading.

If I wait until the kids are at school, then it’s 8:00.  So I exercise, then shower and get ready for the day and it’s 10:00 and half my morning is gone, which is the best time for me.

If I wait until after The Princess goes to school, then I am in my funk all morning with hair not done and a greasy face.

Once the kids get home, it’s homework and supper and running around.

Then at nighttime, I am so tired because I have been up since 5:30.

I know these are all excuses.  I know I just need to get off my backside, because it’s getting bigger.  The backside.

So when do you exercise?  What works best for you?

3 comments :

Kelmarie said... Reply To This Comment

Exercise is one of those things I dread until I'm doing it. Then I feel good. My schedule probably won't work for many people, but I'm taking advantage of only having one kid in the house right now. Typically, I will work out when Meredith is asleep (napping). Then I'll shower. It works for me right now. I would love to learn to get up in the morning and get it done and out of the way, but that's just not happening. And at night I'm too wiped to ever do it then. I would do it with her awake, but she whines and clings and all of that fun stuff. Maybe when she's older, she'll let me do a workout video in peace. :)

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

Because my treadmill is currently in my girls' room I exercise first thing in the morning. It gets it over with, helps them wake up and allows me to see that they're doing all they need to do to get ready properly. By the time I'm done, they're ready to head upstairs for breakfast and making lunches and heading out the door.

Tia said... Reply To This Comment

I usually go during that 3 hour window when both kids are at school. So I find someone to watch Ryker if I'm running outside, or just put him in the daycare at the fitness center for all the other workouts, (swimming, elliptical, bike, etc.) I've never been good at waking up early to exercise. So middle of the day is best for me.
Good luck!

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