Monday, March 14, 2011

Mamavation Monday--When to work out.

To workout, or not to workout? That is the question. I think every mom on the planet has some part of their body that they are unhappy with and would like to change. The only problem, we know that in order to change it, we must get active and workout. Ugh! And who has time for that?!?

YOU DO! Schedule your time! That's what I have to do. It's the only way I'm able to guarentee that I get my workout in. My workout time is when my son is napping. I get an hour and a half to myself to get my sweat on.

When my son is napping is the best time for me. It may not be the best time for you. I like to workout in the mid-morning (that's his nap time). I've eaten breakfast. My food has had time to settle. The sun is out, well, most of the time. And usually, there's nothing on TV anyway, so my distractions are weeded out.

You know yourself better than anyone else, and you are the only one that knows what's best for you! I know that if I don't workout in the mid-morning during my son's naptime, that working out is just not going to happen that day. Sure, I might be able to take my son for a walk in the stroller, but my workout is not going to be anywhere near as intense as it would have been had I worked out by myself in the morning.

And who doesn't want to get maximum calorie incineration in minimum time!

What's funny, is I know these things. I know that I have to schedule my workout during my optimum time. But I haven't been as good as I could have been this past week. I didn't work as intensely as I should have and I ate some things that I know I shouldn't have. And I've maintained my weight this week. Which, is better than gaining but still unacceptible in my eyes.

And I can't preach finding your optimum workout time and scheduling it if I'm not doing it myself. So that is my goal for the coming week. Schedule my workouts, and when I'm doing them, DO THEM!

***This post was in response to the question:
What time of day works best for you to be active? How do you make sure you stick to those planned workouts?***


  1. So with you on scheduling - that is the best. 1,5 h sounds so awesome

  2. Holding yourself accountable is something I think we all struggle with. That's why I love Mamavation so much, because I know there are others out there just like me and we all support each other. Anytime you need a kick just let me know :)

  3. I totally agree. You have to suck it up and DO IT! Whenever and whereever you can! :)

    Have a great week!

  4. It's hard to force ourselves to workout especially when we take a break - it's harder to get back to it!

    Best wishes and have a great week

  5. Scheduling can be a huge help! I now know that if I'm going to get one in, I have to do it first thing in the morning. I won't do it if I wait. We can find the time. Great post. :)

  6. I love that you find a time that WORKS for YOU! that's the best way to stick with it! WTG!