I read your post twice, just trying to figure out how you have the energy to do all that's on your plate each day. I agree with Tanya that you need to give it some time; you're still in the early days of being a new mom, and it can take some time to get a good rhythm going to your day. From the sound of things (full time work and school) I don't know when your day will free up a bit, but there are some ways to fit in little bits of exercise.
Adding to Tanya's suggestions, I'd think about trying to fit in a short walk during a lunch break, or while watching tv with your DH, have a resistance band near that you can use to do some upper body strength training.
One point, you and your DH need to sit down and discuss what each person's expectations are with parenting. If you work together maybe you can make it possible for breaks that you can give each other for exercise or other activities, but until you sit down and really work it out on a schedule, it can be difficult to figure it all out.
I'm so impressed with what you're doing, and can't imagine how you're getting through it all. Be good to yourself and don't worry too much about exercise right now. Just do what you can, and trust that as time goes on there will be more of an opportunity to fit the things you like to do into your daily life. Cathy
Edited by: CATHY_CRAM_MS at: 4/14/2011 (22:23)
Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.
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4/14/11 10:32 A
Give yourself time to adjust. It sounds like there is a lot on your plate right now rest may be as important as exercise. Think through your schedule and find ways to include fitness in your day. Can you park in the back of the parking a lot and walk for 10 minutes before your class or work shift? Try to wake up 10 minutes earlier and do a BabyFit Fitness video or simple strength training.
Take it one day at a time and focus on recovery and rest.
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4/13/11 12:29 A
my baby boy is 8 weeks 1 day old, and man did it go by fast. I am having a hard timejuggling with it all. I am a full time student, full time worker full time mom, full time wife. Now that leave no time for me, or that what is feels like. you ask why does this belong in the fitness and nutrition section it is because I do not have any time to work out. Ibreastfeed full time and love it. Ido pump twice a day at work when he would be eating. I work 8 hours a day 5 days a week, come home need to make dinner, eat it attempt to pick up the house, do some laundry take a shower, give my son a bath then I sit to watch TV with my husband and do home work. Then I attemprt to get somesleep before my son needs to eat again. now my husband is a huge help but he never cleans everything, seems ready to give brodie up hen i walk through the door and frankly we have been having issues co-parenting. When do I work out? Iam coming to realize that I may not now so I have to cut my diet so how when Ibarelyhave time to cook. I need some advice,
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