For years I have made excuses for why I don’t exercise, and they usually include the fact that I have a bunch of kids. I can’t leave the house for very long. There isn’t enough room. I’m too tired. There aren’t enough hours in the day. But moms, and particularly large family moms, need to be strong! We need to find the time to get fit and stay that way. It’s not easy, but it is so necessary. So, how do we manage to find the time to exercise when we are managing a large household?
Finding Time to Exercise
I have a lot of kids AND I homeschool. Those two together can easily consume my entire day, leaving me very little time for anything else. While I’m tempted to count picking up toys off the floor and lifting the toddler as exercise, it isn’t quite the concentrated exercise a mom needs to build her strength. Certainly, you are exerting yourself, but you truly need to be exerting yourself for several repetitions to really help you. BUT…where in the world are you going to find the time?!