Yesterday the whole family joined the gym! It's only 10 mins away. We went this morning!
It's also the first time that Greg and I have EVER (besides date night) been without kids for even an hour, especially not a morning! Okay wait there have been a couple times like when we went to the Covered Bridge festival last fall or when we went on our morning hike in Arizona... but the fact that I can think of like 2 whole times... that's pretty sad!
We're excited about it for many reasons! Of course the benefit of exercise, getting in shape, and being healthier... but also for the break it'll give me during the day from the boys. I love my kids & job as a stay at home mom, but I'm pretty much with them 24/7 (my nights out with friends are when the kids are asleep, so that doesn't carry the same "break" mentality).
Unfortunately I've been aging, I've had 2 big babies, and well, it's starting to show (and starting to wear me down mentally/emotionally). Ugh. I haven't been very happy with how I look for awhile now :( I have a lot of guilt because we have a wonderful home gym that I touched upon when once or twice. But, after almost 2 years I just have to wave the white flag :( I cannot workout at home AND watch my kids. They already wake up at 6am, I refuse to get up any earlier. Especially since it's only been about 4-5 mths since I got over my horrible year long insomnia. We tried to have me workout when Greg gave the boys a bath. By 6pm, I'm just beat... it was always about a 20 min workout of pure no-fun! It never stuck. It was time for a BIG change... this was my mind set...
This gym offers a TON of stuff to do. I'm very excited about it. However, I feel like a total goof! Like I'm going to be walking around looking like a complete moron and I'm nervous about the kids off on their own with people they don't know at all. Today Evan filled his pants of course and I was unprepared, left my bag in the car. Luckily our workout was over when they paged and I just changed him when we got to the car.
This might be how it is for awhile...
Just gotta find my own groove and also come up with a completely new system/schedule that we operate on around here. So that will throw us for a loop for awhile!
Then maybe this will be me????
Okay, hardly... but one can dream ;)
If anyone has any tips on how they navigate the gym especially with 2 little ones please let me know what works for you!