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FT working mom -time for gym

Anonymous

I am a FT working mom of a 14month old. I get to spend a total of 90minutes with my daughter on the weekdays. plus I work every other Saturdays. I just can’t get myself to go to the gym because I cannot figure out a good time to go. My husband thinks I am just being lazy. I just wanna hear from other moms... am I just making lame excuses for myself?

  • Ali
    Oct 18

    No. I think it gets easier around age two to make some time. It is so exhausting when they are that little and you are working.

  • ILAN
    Oct 18

    Nobody can call a mom lazy...she can never be..it's just that you’re tired dear...it takes 2 years for a woman to regain her energy from labour...Be proud of yourself ,..you can get a foldable treadmill at home and save some time commuting to the gym..or you can stroll around with your baby to the park or walk in your neighborhood...

  • Ivana
    Oct 18

    You’re absolutely not being lazy, you have a full schedule and mom life! Adding a workout routine is not easy, but it’s gets more doable I feel like when they get into toddlerhood. My husband and I managed to figure out a routine whereby I go to the orange theory across the street from us on Tues/Th nights (7-8) and he goes Mon/Wed. Then we each have one hour on a weekend morning to go. While one is at the gym, the other is giving a bath, doing the bedtime routine, but it’s a quick hour workout and close by so we each still get to say goodnight and give a kiss. We finally got into that routine about a year ago and it has really worked for us. But I hear you, I don’t get more than an hour with my daughter on my Tues/Th. That part never gets easy.

  • Sarah
    Oct 19

    I go once a week in the morning before work (so I miss about 20 minutes of time with my son) and once a week in the evening - sometimes I see my son for about 30 minutes and sometimes I don’t see him at all that evening. Saturday mornings we do a mommy & me workout class together so best of both worlds. It’s a lot less gym time than I used to get before being a mom but it’s a balance I’m happy with!

  • Stacey
    Oct 21

    I have a small gym in my basement with treadmill, weights and resistance bands. I try to get down there after baby is in bed but I am so exhausted I don't always make it but knowing I only have to go downstairs helps.