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Trouble Finding Time to Workout as a New Parent?
April 27, 2018
Finding a gym and exercise routine can be a struggle for anyone. For a new parent, raising a baby is a workout and we have no time to think about an actual workout routine! How are we supposed to squeeze in an appropriate workout with a full-time job, all while being a full-time parent, chef, and maid? Before becoming a parent, you could juggle a full-time job, laundry, dishes, date nights, and a daily workout; now you barely have time to go to the bathroom without an audience. I didn’t know my daily routine would be so hard to keep once our precious baby had arrived, but with a little bit of change I am able to still be a parent and get in a healthy workout! Here are 4 little tricks I follow that I think you can follow, too:
1. Change your attitude
First thing’s first, no one is able to get things done in a day with a poor attitude; you must have an open mind and a positive attitude about your goals and life changes. You may not be able to overcome or accomplish everything you want but having a negative outlook on trying to change will turn your daily life into a mess.
2. Don’t spend money you don’t have
Having babies is a lot of money; from diapers to formula, toys, and clothes everything adds up and so does working out. But don’t get discouraged! Most people think about equipment when they think about working out, but you don’t need to go out and buy the fanciest equipment. After all, you’re going to be using it quite often and sweating a bunch! When it comes to clothes, you don’t have to buy name brand workout clothes. A cheap tank top and pair of capris will work.
3. Utilize your kids
We all know when it comes to kids you are chasing them around, so why not join them? Whether you are working out at their sport practices, or joining them at the playground, you are still getting a workout in! If you don’t have a gym with childcare, include them in the workout. Your kids can be involved as your weights, they can follow some of your workouts for fun, and even use some of your equipment as play—jumping over weights and using weight balls to roll to their siblings. Working out doesn’t have to be so hard with kids!
4. Don’t beat yourself up
Trying to fit in a good, healthy workout is hard and if you accomplished it, good for you! But if not, don’t sweat it. Life happens and sometimes you can’t do everything. You aren’t a “super parent” so don’t compare yourself to someone else. There is always tomorrow!
If working out is important to you, I hope you can find a few days a week to incorporate these awesome tips! If you’re a parent, or are just super busy, share with us some of the tricks you have to getting in killer workout!