Kellan's yoga poses put me to shame. His preschool class does yoga - they even have cute little mats - and the kids love it. I think he's more attached to my yoga mat than I am. Too bad I can't get into a regular exercise routine. We do take walks or go to the park everyday, but it's not quite the same as getting in a real workout.
It's a conundrum for many moms (and dads too). You want to make time for exercise, but any free time you have is spent getting things done, either for work or for your household. I will even confess to doing "internet research" and realizing an hour has passed by. That's not a great feeling.
So how does a busy parent take the time to take care of herself? I always have the best intentions. Some nights I put my workout clothes in the bathroom so I have no excuse, but that doesn't guarantee success the next morning. I will sometimes wear my yoga outfit and get nowhere near a mat, or wear my running shoes to run errands but not get in an actual run.
Does anyone feel as frustrated as I do? Any tips out there from parents who manage to squeeze in a workout?