DT reader Jeff asks a question that we struggle with ourselves. It seems like the first thing to get cut from a busy schedule, where you're being pulled in different directions by work, the kid, family, etc., is the gym. I've gotten in the habit of working out late, after the kid's asleep, but my wife's often stuck trading work time against workout time, and well, guess which one wins out? Anyway, here's Jeff:
Prior to the baby, I had a good healthy exercise routine. My trick was doing it before work, so I had fewer excuses and could make it part of my "mindless" daily routine.Anyone have a Soloflex that doesn't have clothes hanging on it? Jogging? Yoga videos? Three sets of Doritos-to-mouth lifts followed by an hour of remote control thumb press?
Post-baby, that is completely not working for me at all. I feel like I'm "stranding" my wife with the baby ( we both work) for something on the order of "personal" time, and haven't been able to come up with an alternate workout arrangement. The only obvious choices are lunchtime (very difficult for me) or after baby goes to bed (my least energized time of the day, and would require two showers a day).