How do you fit exercise into your day?

(36 Posts)

Pre-DS, I was a mad-keen exerciser, and I'd dearly love to get back into it especially as I'm still eating like I'm doing five circuit classes a week but, short of finding the power to add extra hours into the day, I really don't know how to fit it in as a full-time WOHM with a 9 month old!

Give me ideas! How do you fit exercise in?

moonstorm Sun 03-Mar-13 20:11:20

Tabata training. Aim to go flat out... I like to run on the spot/ do those bunny hop things.

CheddarGorgeous Sun 03-Mar-13 20:11:40

I lived your life and gave up exercising except for walks at lunchtime.

Now DD is 5 it's a lot easier, when she was 9 mo it was impossible. Sorry sad

moonstorm Sun 03-Mar-13 20:25:14

Did I mention Tabata training?grin

what is tabata training?

just had a google.

So basically hiit by another name! grin

moonstorm Sun 03-Mar-13 20:32:48

It's the only way I can fit anything in and still feel like I've worked hard. There are free timers on the Internet - a quick Google can find them. It's much, much harder than it sounds, and who doesn't have 4 minutes?

Tabata training does look interesting actually. That I probably could fit in somewhere. Are there any decent DVDs?

catinboots I already get up at six and am out of the house by just after 7! Also, I don't have the kind of job where I can bring any of it home, unfortunately.

The only way I could train DS to fall asleep with DH is if he grew boobs, unfortunately. We've also been around every conceivable house with sleep training, unfortunately, and I'm now just on the path of least resistance until he decides to grow out of it or I drop dead from sheer exhaustion

Whoever it was asked how my DH fits in exercise <falls about laughing> Forgive me. The only way you could get him to exercise would be to arrange for an axe-wielding murderer to chase him three times a week for half an hour! grin

Cheddar I've felt that has to be the case for a while now, but I just feel so gross. I was hoping someone might have a miracle suggestion...like Tabata...hmmm...

LillethTheCat Sun 03-Mar-13 20:46:25

that Tabata looks interesting. I might give it a go myself, although finding it hard knowing exactly which exercises to do myself for fat loss. Will keep googling it though. Thanks moonstorm

Tabata training is very very intense, not very suitable unless you are pretty fit to start with...the other unfortunate news is that whilst it is better than nothing, it's not going to burn enough calories to affect your weight, because after all, it is just 4 minutes! It is a great tool to add to a regular fitness regime for boosting fitness and fat burning and maybe for those days you can't fit in a longer workout but if you really want to get fitter and slimmer more time working out will be necessary.

if none of the suggstions are workable for you OP, It sounds like you may be like me, resign yourself to little or no exercise until no longer bf. Plenty of time to make up for it then though, don't be disheartened smile.

lilleth, classic Tabata is done on an exercise bike but you can do pretty much anything...sprint, burpees, squat thrusts, plyometric squat jumps, squat jumps from one side of a step to the other, star jumps. The sole aim is to work absolutely flat out for the 20sec work periods.

BsshBossh Mon 11-Mar-13 20:18:39

Is there any time at work that you could exercise? I used to exercise during lunch and then eat whilst working afterwards.

Rosehassometoes Tue 12-Mar-13 01:53:18

2 nights a week.
No laundry
Instant meal/2nd half of what cooked night before.
Exercise for 30min as soon as DH in eg 5.30-6.00
Put DS to bed 15 min later if needs be.
Davina has a good DVD with 3 30 minute sections
Pump it up, cardio box and core. All easy to follow.

On Sat/Sun morning try running/swimming/a class. I do Pilates 9-10 so doesn't eat into weekend. Or go swimming all together so DH can watch DS and you can do some lengths.

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