Making time for movement or exercise can be really difficult as a parent of a baby or toddler. How do you fit in a workout with an already overfull schedule of working and parenting full time? You know movement would give you more energy and make you feel better, but you just don’t feel like there are enough hours in the day or enough coffee in the world to get to the gym every morning, or you’re totally zapped by evening. Maybe you struggle with feeling like you’re missing out on home time or that family needs come before something “trivial” like a workout. Cue spinning wheels, stress, and not getting anywhere. Right?
I so feel you, mama. But it can be done! Movement and exercise can be part of your life without feeling like a punishment, without adding to your stress, without feeling like you’re missing out on the fun, without draining your batteries, without creating an impossible schedule.