Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Light as a Feather

I always forget how the gym makes me feel.
Because I dread going.
And then I do, and I feel so much better.

I sucked it up today and paid the ridiculous amount of money to put all three kids in the childcare at the gym. 

I did a BodyPump class and then ran a mile on the treadmill when it was all done.
I left sweaty and tired, and feeling light as a feather.
I know that I should remember this and make the sacrifice more often.

But I'm really struggling with taking the kids to the gym every day, when it is me that should be watching them. 
And playing with them.
And teaching them.
Not shoving them in to some room with 5 other kids to run wild while Snow White plays in the background.

How do you find the balance between taking care of yourself and taking care of your kids?


Weightless said...

You know Kendra, I don't feel bad about taking my kids to childcare at the gym. They love it and have fun. In reality, I don't spend a lot of time there, so neither do they. But the time I do spend there makes me a better mommy. Obviously, a healthier healthier. But also a happier mommy, more patient mommy, a less stressed mommy and I'd say an even more playful mommy.

The time I spend at the gym or working out, really is benefitial to my whole family. And my husband agrees.

Life as a Caterpillar said...

I wish my gym had a childcare facility!

I know exactly where you are coming from. I always forget how good it feels to exercise and i am constantly logged down by time restraints (working full time and lone parenting).

Since the weather has started to improve, i've started taking my daughter with me on hikes, but i just don't get the same kind of buzz that i do when i am in the gym sweating hard. I guess you just have to think 'every little counts'.
Yesterday i drove like a madwoman to the gym to get in 30mins on the treadmill whilst my daughter was at her dance class.I think you just have to take it day by day- there's no easy way of planning when you have kids (unless you get up at 5am and go whilst they're still in bed?!!)


Adrienne said...

I feel the same way. The boys love the gym so they can play, but it's so expensive! Don't feel guilty. A healthy mom is a healthy and happy family. xoxo

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