Guest Post: Andrea Wright tries to exercise
This is another guest post from Andrea Wright, a mother of 3. Is Fate or Fat Against Me? I don’t consider myself superstitious and I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist, but there’s a strange phenomenon going on that is making me both. For many years I have fought to get into a good exercise routine. Over the last 6 years I’ve been successful for a time, but then inevitably something happens to completely derail my efforts. Here are just as few examples. When my first baby was about 7 months, I finally got going and began walking with a friend. We went sun or more sun (we lived in Arizona) for several months and then I had a miscarriage and a D & C and took some time off and then my partner moved. Another time I hurt my back just as I was really getting into it, another time I sprained my ankle...and on and on it goes. All this between three kids and let’s just say I’m not getting any skinnier. So, now what’s my problem? Well, I’ve decided the only hope I have of getting any kind of exercise (sigh) is if I wake up before my kids and just do it. This means I have to get up at 6:00am which really shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. So, I’ve mapped out a little plan for myself to start with just every other day I’ll drag myself out of bed and work my way to a fabulous body. The night before the designated exercise day suddenly all of my children wake up all night long. 6:00am so isn’t happening if I’ve been up more than twice that night. Last night was a perfect example, I set the alarm, laid out my exercise clothes, climbed into bed nice and early dreaming of my soon to be fat-free body. My 21-month old woke up 4 times, my 6 year old woke up and didn’t go back to bed for an hour and a ½, my 4 year old woke up twice. What is going on!!!!??? On a normal night my littlest might wake up once because he can’t find his pacifier, and my girls hardly ever wake up unless they’re sick. Fate is against me and fat is very much for me. Help! What are your secrets ladies? How do you find the time and energy to exercise?