Sunday, November 13, 2011

Staying Motivated once it's cold out


     I know this will definitely be a problem for me. While it has been nice out I've been doing pretty good about exercising at least 3 times a week, but now that it's getting cold I'm scared I will start slacking. Right now whenever it is nice after I take Liam to school I go jogging with my other little ones then I days when I can't or don't do that I try to do the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD I bought or some weights/cardio in the basement or garage. What's really helped me stick with working out is jogging because it's a set time, I do it everyday and even when I don't feel like it I figure I'm out with the stroller anyways so I should at least jog for a little bit and usually end up doing more then planned. It is starting to get colder though so I know my days of doing that will be less and less with the months to come.
     For example yesterday it was raining, so I came home and thought well, I will try to do the Jillian Michaels DVD since it's only 20 minutes. I did get to finish it, but with the two little ones there it was not easy. Rory spit up twice, so I had to stop and clean that up. Then Declan would cry every time I used the weights and try to grab them from me because he wanted them, and when it came to the ab part he insisted on sitting on my stomach or he would scream. Overall it just didn't work out to well.
     I'm just trying to figure out when is the best time to fit it in my day. It's rare everyone naps at the same time and by the time they are all actually asleep and I finish cleaning up it's usually almost 10pm and then I always just end up skipping it. I'd love any advice or opinions before I really start slacking.


  1. First, off- I absolutely love the name Declan! Secondly, I feel the same way. It gets so dark and I hate it. I have the Jilian Michaels DVD and I get up early to do it but it is so hard!

  2. Good for you. I've not exercised in ages and I used to be a fanatic. Gotta get back into it! Following you from Mommy digger blog hop

  3. I used to take the kids for a walk/jog everyday but last winter I finally joined a gym. We have a small one right by our house. They do have daycare but I am lucky enough my grandma lives so close I drop them off for an hour. I found it hard to stay motivated in the winter too. But just keep doing what your doing. Sounds like you have a routine down:)

  4. Ooh, I feel your pain! Ever since the move, I've had a hard time making ANY kind of schedule, therefore most everything is suffering, but ESPECIALLY my work out routine. I just need to decide (again!) to DO it. We'll see how well this goes over. :)

  5. I hear ya, when it gets cold and gloomy I just want to snuggle on the couch!
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  6. New followers...thanks for stopping by Colleen's Curious Hop Wed.
    Up here in so cold, dark I just want to hibernate!! I have to use SAD lamps to help with motivation!! If you have a desire that's great..
    anything helps. Colleen