The "Real Woman's" Workout
When you're busy with a growing family, it's hard to fit in fitness. But that may be because you are overlooking many opportunities right in front of you. Mother of four, Carrie Myers Smith, explains how you can get fit by doing ordinary things.
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Posts: 5778 8/3/11 3:17 A
It's been a while since you posted this, so I don't know what's going on now. However, I agree with your trainer that some low impact days would be good just so you don't burn out. On top of that, have you thought about making your work BE intimate time with your hunny? It was a couple of years ago, but my DH mentioned how one of his coworkers lost 20 just by having more sex. Now, to me, that's can be just painful! BUT, if you have it so that what you do at the gym, or as your workout, is less than your hard core day, then sex is a great way to keep you going.
I also found out, and DH did too, that we had more stamina even after we had just done a step class together. Obviously a little break, but it was better for both of us.
Time is always tough with a little one, but a healthy sex relationship with your spouse is wonderful for your marriage, and in turn for your children to see how bonded you two are.
Posts: 1913 5/6/11 7:42 A
I get that you need to stay healthy, but isn't your relationship more important? Surely you can find a way to schedule in some romantic moments or maybe leave the kids with a sitter so you can have some time alone from time to time. I know I only have one and she's a newborn at that, but I also know that it's important to nurture a marriage because you're a team and you need to stick together.
Posts: 1937 5/5/11 2:15 P
Yeah. I have scheduled everything out including intimate time. But physically it seems to be an impossibility for me. I need to keep working out for my health though. So hubby is just going to have to understand. My trainer suggested three low impact days. So i am going to try that.
Posts: 1913 5/5/11 6:02 A
Could you possibly break up your workouts into two so you can maybe have a bit more time for intimacy later in the day or some other time of day that suits you both?
Posts: 291 5/5/11 12:22 A
I totally understand! you just have to get creative and flexible! maybe try in the morning (if you get up early enough!) or really any chance you get. Once you get started you will get in the mood, sometimes we have to schedule some alone time! :)
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Posts: 1937 5/4/11 11:00 P
I have been working out everyday. Sometimes for an hour or so. And mix that with everyday responsibility and chores, there is no time left for intimacy. Of course this is causing some tension in the home. But i dont even have energy to care. I am trying to do this wieght loss for me andget myself back for once. So i am not going to stop. But do you ladies have any suggestions on how to do it all?
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