7 thoughts on “Exercise!

  1. Cindy says:

    Hi Melanie,
    I am new to reading blogs but came across yours while searching for a protein bar recipe. Found what I was looking for but also really, really enjoyed reading your blog.
    Question for you, I am a mother of 2 and seem to stuggle with making time or finding time for myself to workout/exercise, so as a mother of 5, how do you do it?? lol

    • Melanie says:

      I’m so glad you found my blog Cindy! I must say, it is SO TOUGH to exercise regularly and it’s extra challenging to do it when you have kids! I wrote a post a while back about exercise that might help you. Here’s the link.

      Here are a few tips that help me to exercise regularly; 1. Find a form of exercise that you like and that you will stick with. I love to run and go to classes at the gym. 2. Find a time that will work best for you….write it on your calendar and then be really diligent about making sure it happens! 3. Find an exercise buddy. If I know someone is waiting for me at the gym, it makes it much easier to get there!

      I really love to exercise at a gym. It gets me away from the house and distractions and it helps to exercise with people all around! I love going to classes because the instructors really push me. I also utilize the day care occasionally and that helps SO MUCH! If you can’t/don’t want to go to the gym I would see if you can find a friend to switch babysitting with. That helps too. I also have a double jogger and have taken my kids on plenty of runs with me.

      The bottom line is…it’s really tough. I’m so sorry to say that. I just really try to stick with my regular workout schedule. Sometimes I leave the house a wreck or the laundry undone, but I remind myself it will be there when I get back!

      Sorry, I’ve gone on and on. I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Good luck!

    • Hi Melanie! You are a rock star and I just found your blog! 5 kids and such a healthy mama… love it! Looking forward to checking out this section in the future! My mama friend and I have just started an online gym community catered to moms with free full-length youtube workouts twice a week. We just want to inspire and encourage moms like you to get healthy! So we are always searching for new exercise ideas too!
      Would love for you to guest post if you ever have a free minute… does that ever happen?!
      Looking forward to following your blog!

      • Melanie says:

        Thanks so much! Your online gym community sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to guest post sometime, but I am so so crazy right now. I hope I’ll have more time soon. ;-)

  2. […] also wanted to let y’all know that I finally updated the Exercise section of my blog!  Yay!  I’ve been wanting to update it for over a year now!  It doesn’t […]

  3. Samantha says:

    Hi! I must say your blog is inspiring! As a mom of 2 and trying for # 3 and eventually wanting 6. So your blog is very inspiring! I cannot wait to dig into it more! I am very passionate about health and fitness myself and I am re-starting my journey!

    I am really diggin’ this blog! (:

Leave a comment....I would love to hear from you!