We have five children, ranging in age from 2-11. I need to get in shape, but can never find the time with all the kids around. Any suggestions?
Try exercising with your children. Hold push-up competitions. Jump rope together. See who can do the most sit-ups in five minutes. Plug in an aerobics video. A rousing game of tag will get your blood pumping, too. My husband and I actually spent six months training for a marathon with all our kids in tow: the big ones ran alongside us, the middle ones biked, and we took turns pushing the baby in a jogging stroller. It may be a little harder to concentrate on your workout this way, but you’ll build stronger, healthier bodies for your children as well as yourself and make great family memories while you’re at it. So, what are you waiting for?