So here I am, about 5 months post baby and I am still carrying around some extra weight that I don't normally have and I want to get rid of it! I have a closet full of clothes that are just waiting for me to fit into! Now, I must say that I haven't been the best at exercising ever really. For the most part I've been about the same size my whole adult life and I was pretty happy with it, so beyond being active doing things I enjoy I haven't really had much of an exercise routine in my life.
Now that's gotta change. I'm looking to shed the extra 5 or so lbs that haven't come off on their own so I can get back into my normal size. That's my goal! And I need some help! Here's what's going on for me. If you have any ideas of what may help please share!
Yesterday I tried going to the gym for a water aerobics class at 9 am.
Problem: Timing. Summer has put herself on a fantastic schedule including a marathon morning nap (usually between 2-3 hours, and it usually starts right around 9). Yesterday I took her to the kid club and the ladies told me she didn't sleep at all. So I take her home, feed her and she's off to sleep. She slept well for that nap and then the rest of the day was way off- crying, wouldn't sleep, generally not her usual happy self- I'm used to her happy self and would like to keep her that way!
Side Note: Summer's schedule is something like this- wake up at 7:30/8- eat and awake time, 9/9:30 nap til 11:30/12, then up and eat, then back to sleep around 1/1:30pm up and eat around 3:30/4pm then awake time til bed at about 6:30. That leaves 2 short awake time intervals during the day and a longer one in the late afternoon (when I usually get dinner going etc.) Oh and she's decided that she really doesn't like sleeping anywhere besides her crib.
I feel like there's little awake time for her during the day for me to get to the gym, work out, and get her home all during that time. And then the class I like is at 9 meaning if I go at a different time I'd have to work out on my own.
So my question is, what do you do? Do videos at home? Run with a stroller? Go in the evenings when hubby can stay with baby? What works for you? Also, how do you stay motivated? I know that I want to be able to wear my closet full of clothes again, but I think I get bored with the work outs I've done. Looking at my schedule I feel like the best option for me would be to work out at home while she's sleeping, because I've got a lot of that time I can use. But then I often don't feel like actually doing it. That's where I need help on motivation I guess. Well, thanks for any of your answers. I appreciate them! Happy working out to you!