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How do you find the time? Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1519 posts
6th Jun '13

My son is only 20 months and he is so active i hardly find the time to even workout when he is awake. I barely find time to clean the house when he's awake.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
6th Jun '13

I really don't understand how people say they don't have time to do things with just one baby. DD is 19months and I manage to get everything I need to done, as well as have plenty of down time to enjoy her. She's really active too, and always into something, but I just work that into what I'm doing.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
6th Jun '13

My son is 4 months and he is not a very good napper! He took a nice morning nap today (which usually only lasts 30 mins or so) so I didn't think about starting to clean, and he slept for an hour and a half. whoops.



But, he's taking his afternoon nap now and usually that's a bit longer so I'll try and clean now.



Can he play in his room by himself? I put LO in his bouncer while I vacuum, wear him while I clean the kitchen..

. , ., VA, United States 74534 posts
status 6th Jun '13

Get up a little before he does and workout. Or right after he goes to bed. Otherwise do things that can include him. Like jogging or walking with the stroller. Or just walking around the neighborhood or a park. Take him to a park and run around with him etc.

lise ♡ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cold, Ol, Canada 63138 posts
status 6th Jun '13

You learn to do it. Children around or not. I used to wait til DD went to bed to clean. Now, I do cleaning during snack and relax time. She doesn't nap, so I've had to adapt her schedule into mine. Working out, I put her in the stroller and we just walk. If I want more, it's when she's in bed or I work her into it and she dances while I do.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
6th Jun '13

I always just let my kids run around and play while I clean. I guess I've never had a problem. If I want to work out I do it in the morning before work or after the kids are in bed or I just get the stroller and take long walks.

Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1519 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I really don't understand how people say they don't have time to do things with just one baby. DD is ... [snip!] ... of down time to enjoy her. She's really active too, and always into something, but I just work that into what I'm doing. "


They say it because it is true! My son is always all over the place and it's hard for me to get anything done. Plus it is all me, his dad is hardly ever home b/c of work. When he was 19 months yes i could easliy get a workout in for the day but he has changed alot since then and it is hard to get anything done.

INDIAN 1 child; California 2358 posts
6th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Andromeda Strain:</b>" I really don't understand how people say they don't have time to do things with just one baby. DD is ... [snip!] ... of down time to enjoy her. She's really active too, and always into something, but I just work that into what I'm doing. "</blockquote>




Not everyone's children are independent. My daughter who's 4 STILL is glued to me. I remember saying the same thing, feeling like I had no time for myself.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting Proud Mama of 1 :):" They say it because it is true! My son is always all over the place and it's hard for me to get anything ... [snip!] ... months yes i could easliy get a workout in for the day but he has changed alot since then and it is hard to get anything done."


DD turns 20 months in like five days.. and I don't get ANY help with her, at any point of the day or week. It's really not that hard. If it's overwhelming to you, it's because you're letting it be. All toddlers are all over the place, they're designed to be constantly roving and learning.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
6th Jun '13

I don't work out until the kids are in bed at night.
I clean throughout the day when I'm not busy.
And I have 3 kids.
You just find a way. I even have time to browse BG for a while, lol. :)

Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1519 posts
6th Jun '13

He does play in his room but most of the time he wants to be out in the living room and the bathroom and he has sticky fingers so i'm always having to chase him around to make sure he doesn't touch things he is not supposed to. So it's hard to clean or workout for that simple fact. I do walk around the town with him but i want to get more out of my workout with more than just walking.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting rachel marie♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Andromeda Strain:</b>" I really don't understand how people ... [snip!] ... independent. My daughter who's 4 STILL is glued to me. I remember saying the same thing, feeling like I had no time for myself."


She's not independent at all. Lol. She's just had me almost 24/7 since she was born, no father figure involved, so she stays stuck to my ass. It kind of makes things easier, because she's always wanting to know what I'm doing.

Landy's Mama <3 1 child; Ashland, Kentucky 1519 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" DD turns 20 months in like five days.. and I don't get ANY help with her, at any point of the day or ... [snip!] ... it's because you're letting it be. All toddlers are all over the place, they're designed to be constantly roving and learning."


Your daughter is obv. not my son. And you obv. don't understand what it is like. Your daughter probly does not get into things that can harm her like my son tries to. And yes i know exactly how toddler are supposed to act, okay?! That's not even the topic!

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
6th Jun '13
Quoting Proud Mama of 1 :):" Your daughter is obv. not my son. And you obv. don't understand what it is like. Your daughter probly ... [snip!] ... can harm her like my son tries to. And yes i know exactly how toddler are supposed to act, okay?! That's not even the topic! "


Wow, you're quite snotty, huh?

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
6th Jun '13

I have a 3 year old and a 2 month old and I exercise everyday.
My 3 year old is glued to my hip so she usually sits on the floor while I'm on the elliptical or bowflex. And my 2 month old will just lay there quietly in his crib or swing.
If it's not hotter than hell outside I take the kids on a walk for a couple of miles.
Sometimes I play "airplane" with my daughter, that seriously works out my legs haha.
I run around the yard playing soccer with DD.
I use the yoga ball in the den while they play/sleep.



There's a lot of ways to fit it in. If you have time to surf the net, you have time to exercise. Even if it's only 5 minutes at a time spread out throughout the day.