When I found out I was expecting, I was training for a half marathon. Scratch that. My first half marathon with the most I’d ever run in a race being 3.5 miles. I had made it to 7 miles! My schedule was focusing on running, leaving weights and other cardio on the lower end. I found I could lift 3x a week or run 3x a week, but not both.
Monday – run, think about hot yoga and rarely make it
Tuesday – Weights, hot yoga
Wednesday – run, practice TurboKick rounds
Thursday – weights, hot yoga or indoor cycling
Friday – hot yoga, some sort of cardio
Saturday – hot yoga, run
Sunday – rest, possibly walk, hot yoga or Zumba
A lot of days this was split between the morning and evening. I doubt I’ll get back to a similar schedule with a baby, but I did enjoy all of this. It was a good, healthy way (as long as I rested when needed of course!) to spend my free time. I like to have a plan for each day so that if I miss a day, it’s okay. I just get back to business the next day!
I find that the key to finding the time for exercise is to make it a habit. I don’t ask myself “if” I’ll exercise most days, only when and what. But I didn’t start out like that. Consistency takes time and effort to build, so start now!
I think I have time to dye my hair still, so I’m off to do that. It has been a few days too long already!