Busy moms know it's hard to schedule anything that's not kid-, house-, or work-related. Mom-time flies out the window before lunch as the to-do list gets longer and longer. And, when we do get a free minute or two, we usually have a personal list of things to tick off like clean our closets, find summer sandals, renew our drivers license, or take a shower.
When you're busy, one of the hardest things to start, and stick to, is exercise. We see it as either a luxury (45 minutes of uninterrupted mom time!) or a chore (ugh, 45-minutes of exercise!). But it's time we realize it's a necessity. And if we start to think of it like that, we may just squeeze it into our busy days, just as we squeeze in laundry, dusting, e-mails, dinner, and a zillion other things.
I've been trying to lose weight for 9 months without the scale budging. About 2 months ago I decided to start running, I also signed up for this 4-mile race. I knew that to complete this race, I would have to run a few times a week. That changed my perspective on exercise, and it became a necessity more than a luxury or chore. I started scheduling it in every other day, and not feeling guilty about it. I finished the race, and I even started to see the scale move in the right direction.
What kind of exercise do you like to do? How do you squeeze it into your busy day?