Fitting in Fitness
September 2nd, 2011
Like pretty much every mother I know, I never really feel like there are enough hours in the day. Life seems to flash by in a blur of diapers, computer screens, and Tinkerbell dolls. I work. I parent. I cook. I (sometimes) clean. And you want me to exercise somewhere in there? Surely you jest.
And yet, exercise really isn’t optional. If I can’t keep moving, the Three Pugnacious Pounds will multiply. I know they’re just waiting for the opportunity. Plus, working out can be a great “me-time stress buster.”
If you can find the time.
I’m trying to get better about working exercise into my daily life. For example, yesterday I had a meeting downtown. I could have driven. But having once accidentally spent $25 to park for an hour and a half, I’m a bit leery of bringing my own wheels to the city center. Nor did I relish the prospect of spending 45 minutes in rush hour traffic.
So I took the T (Pittsburgh’s light rail system) instead. The added benefit to my waistline was that my stop was a good eight blocks from my meeting destination. Do that hike twice and you’ve clocked about a mile and a half. Not bad on a busy work day!