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11.27.2007

Exercise

Something I have been struggling with lately is finding time to exercise. And especially after having a 3rd baby I really want to start doing better. But I keep trying different things and nothing seems to stick. So I was wondering what you guys do to keep in shape? And how do you find time to do it? I know you must have some secrets to it since you ALL look so great!

6 comments:

The Paynes said...

I got an eliptical machine and I positioned it towards the tv so I don't get so bored working out. It helps being indoors when it is too hot to go outside for a walk.

Mike, Anna, Mikelle and Kaylee said...

The way I started losing weight was to not eat seconds, and I don't eat after 7. Then through my husbands old job we got a gym membership so now I also do 10-15 minutes on the stair stepper and run/walk 1 mile and then do some weights. You could also try a workout video, but I'm not coordinated enough for those.

Shalee said...

Let's see...I chase Jared around all day, wrestle with both kids to change their diaper and get them dressed, lift a 30lbs child and a 20 lbs. child up into high chairs and car seats and grocery carts, run the aisles of the grocery store so that I can finish shopping by the time Kara has finished her free cookie from the bakery, and at the end of the day I reward myself with a huge bowl of ice cream (maybe 10 big scoops?!) and chocolate (usually at least a sleeve of oreos.)

Joni said...

Shalee you sure are lucky! I just walk/run on treadmill for a half hour and sometimes if I am lucky then I do a ab workout. I do this in the morning while Tyson takes his first nap and Marcus and I watch Backyardiagns.

bridgethlee@gmail.com said...

I am really sporadic on sticking to one work-out plan. So, the thing that I've found to work is make a goal for the number of times that I'm going to work out per week (usually 3 or 4). Then, no matter what I choose to do for the actual workouts, I write when I complete a workout on the calendar. I know it's dorky to have a "goal" like this, but it's the only thing that works for me. I mostly do videos and running, and I have been known to do two workouts on Saturday to try and cram it in. I definitely need to try to be more consistent about the time that I work out (like the mornings instead of 10:00 at night). Oh well - let me know how it's going! Good luck!

The Mortensens said...

You are all so good at working out. I particularly liked Shalee's idea of working out. I havn't been able to work out the past few weeks or month or so, and it is definately catching up with me. I am lucky enough to have pass to the YMCA, but don't use it as often as I should. My ideal workout is swimming laps, but that isn't very realistic, so I stick to simple things like walking, running, and a kickboxing class every Tues. and Thurs. I'm more like Bridget, I have to set a goal of how many times per week I'm going to work out, except I usually reward myself with food. Now, if only I could set that goal and actually stick to it.... it's a work in progress.