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Finding Time to Fit in Exercise

As a mom of 5 kids, I am always busy. I tell myself all the time “I don’t know how you do it”. I drive my kids to school; take them to after school activities, church, the works. Honestly I spend more time in the car than I do actually speaking to my husband.

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Finding Time to Exercise
Because of my crazy schedule,-I find it really hard to fit in time for my work outs. I’ve really had to brainstorm about how to do it, but here are some ways I find time to fit in some exercise.
Wake Up!
The easiest way to fit in a run, or any other exercise, is to get up before the kids are awake. My fall schedule starts soon, which means a 430am wake up, 5am to 6am run, and come back and get the kids up for school.  Believe it or not, you will feel more energetic during the day when you wake up early to exercise and won’t regret the muffin for breakfast.
Clean Up Time
If you have as many toys as I do littering my floor daily, you will also have the same opportunity I do to work in some squats. Adding squats, lunges, jumping jacks, etc to your daily house chores will kill two birds with one stone. You will get stronger and you will tone muscles, while making your home sparkle.
Take the Kids Outside
I’ve taken my kids out for a bike ride as I ran. It’s not ideal for pace training, or even running a ton of miles, but  it’s a fun workout. Your kids will love cheering you on as you run or walk.  My girls love to take turns holding my phone to watch the run tracking app count the number of miles.
Throw a dance party in your home with the kids. Throw on some music, and get to dancing. Show them some of your favorite moves and learn some of theirs. You can really work up a sweat while dancing-and you will have a blast doing it.
Dress for Success
I find that if I put on my workout clothes right away, I am more likely to exercise.  It’s a constant reminder to yourself that you need to hit the gym.
Involve a Friend
Host a play date/exercise time at your house. When the kids are playing, pop in an exercise tape and sweat with a friend. Having an exercise buddy will help keep you motivated.  The kids will enjoy the playtime and you can enjoy exercising and chatting with another adult.

No matter what exercise option you choose,  it’s important to exercise safely.  If you do injure yourself, make sure you take care of it right away.  I use ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandages whenever I need to wrap up a sore knee or sprained ankle.  ACE™ Brand offers a complete line of elastic compression bandages, hot and cold therapy products, and knee, ankle, elbow, wrist and back braces, wraps and supports.

Finding Time to Exercise

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Finding Time to Exercise

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Finding Time to Exercise

Finding the time to exercise can be difficult, but it will be worth it.  You will make your body stronger and set an amazing example for your children.  Just be sure to use the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with the new and improved ACE™ Brand Clip when you need that extra support or compression!

How do you find time to fit in exercise?


Wednesday 10th of September 2014

These are all great tips! I am basically incapable of waking up early (total night owl) so I just try to fit in a workout during nap time if I can :)

Stefani Tolson

Monday 8th of September 2014

I use to love to exercise but have gotten lazy over the years. I need to find away to get back that motivation!

Tiffany (Fabulous Mom Blog)

Saturday 6th of September 2014

I try to get the kids outdoors to play and that's when I exercise. I walk with the kids or let them ride their bikes a head of me and I speed walk to keep up with them. I'm not much of a gym person.


Friday 5th of September 2014

I think I would be a wreck if I got up that early! Now that I am a working mom, I'm having trouble staying consistent with my exercise. Involving the kids is a good idea though.


Friday 5th of September 2014

I usually walk 2-3 miles every morning. My daughter and I leave the house at 6:30am and get home around 8. We homeschool so this is her P.E. time

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