As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been doing Weight Watchers since shortly after Abbie was born. I’ve already lost the pregnancy weight (yay!) but I’ve got a ways to go to get to a healthy weight and where I want to be.
It’s been tough lately. Working a full-time job doesn’t leave a ton of time to work out, especially when I want to spend every spare moment I have with my family. It’s definitely hard to carve out a little bit of time to work out. Not to mention…I don’t really like working out. I hate being sweaty. It just makes me feel gross…even though I know it’s good for me. Logic does me no good in that department…once I’m sweaty and gross, I get super uncomfortable and all I want to do is shower.
Unfortunately, eating well only goes so far in weight loss. Regardless of the program you use, basic weight loss is a calorie deficit – burning more than you take in. I haven’t been doing so well in that lately.
I’m trying to be active where I can. I would work out at lunch, but I don’t have the time to shower and everything before going back to work. Instead, I’ve been walking where I can – running errands and window shopping so at least I’m not sitting all day. Taking the stairs at work. Getting up and walking around for a few minutes every hour. Crawling around on the floor after Abbie to play with her. I definitely need the exercise, especially on days that my eating isn’t as on track as it should be (like a certain time of the month that all I want is chocolate).
What I want to know is how everyone else, especially other moms, finds time to fit in exercise. Do you exercise early? Late? With your kids? After they’re in bed? I need your tips – I’ve still got a lot of pounds I want to lose and need some help!
Maybe I need to try this again? Last time (3 years ago) I only made it 3 days…
This would all be so much easier if Jillian was around to kick my butt. Well, not easy, because she’d be kicking my butt. Give me your tips, I need them!