Search

Mommy Guilt Galore at the Gym

Mommy Guilt Galore at the Gym

So…I totally can’t leave my kids to workout. I leave them enough when I work…and the guilt is awful. So I started doing Cardio with the Kiddos. http://buff.ly/1jdDsX8
When do you find the time to exercise? How do we get over this guilt so we can take care of ourselves?

Comments

  1. I am just recovering from a major gym injury. I was getting up at 5AM for a 5:30 class… No mom guilt because the house was sleeping when I left each morning. However, I would much rather work out after work. While an after-work workout 5x/week would be too much for our family, I think a couple of times a week wouldn’t be too bad. I’ll be going back to my fitness plan soon and trying to get a new routine, so wish me luck! I love your ideas for cardio with the kids, so I think I’ll give that a try first and see how it goes.

    Reply Flag this comment
    1. wow – I’m seriously impressed. You get up that early 5x a week? I hope you are feeling better soon! I find that my girls love to exercise after dinner with me. I usually do cardio with them, and then weights after bedtime…but they go to bed at 7!

      Flag this comment Reply
  2. A 7:00 bedtime would be really helpful… My daughter is in bed by 8PM and I’m pretty exhausted by then.

    Reply Flag this comment
  3. Self care is so very important! It is a gift you give yourself and your child. There are obvious health benefits for working out. It is also a great stress reducer, which will help with your patience and tolerance levels in frustrating situations. Plus do not underestimate the power of being a good role model. Taking time to workout sends a good message to your kids that they too would benefit from integrating into their own lives one day. How and when is up to you and what fits best into your already busy schedule. I love the idea of working out with your kids. They get to have fun, you get in a workout and they learn the importance of taking care of themselves too.

    Reply Flag this comment
  4. Let’s not leave the daddy’s out of this guilt discussion. I feel extremely guilty for doing pretty much anything not involving the family, including working out. But that’s what we agree to when having children, right? It’s not all about us anymore, and while still maintaining your identity and sanity, continuing to live like your single friends or DINKs isn’t in the best interest of the family. I say “good for you” to have the mom guilt, it means you are a good mom. I know plenty of dads who maintain their hobbies after having children and it seems like they are never they are never home. I just can’t do that. So maybe you change shape a little, but just know you have more to live for now and a couple of kiddos to show for it is worth much more than your meaningless six-pack of old.

    Reply Flag this comment

Tell us who you are! We use your name to make your comments, emails, and notifications more personal.

Tell us who you are! We use your name to make your comments, emails, and notifications more personal.