I can now say that I have tried out all of the mom categories. Stay at home mom, work from home mom and now work outside the home mom. Each scenario has had its challenges. And each scenario has had its strengths. I can now say one of the biggest struggles I’ve had with being a work outside the home mom has been staying consistent with working out.
When I was a stay at home mom and a work from home mom, I was able to set my hours for the most part and make time to go to the gym. Now that I’m working for a company I have set hours when I need to be at work and when the work day ends. These hours including commute time leaves very little time for working out.
I could wake up earlier to go to the gym, but who really wants to wake up at 5 am. I could go to the gym after work, but this would cut into precious time that I have to spend with my kiddos. The only solution that I’ve found that works for me and my schedule is to work out at home in the mornings before I wake the kids up.
Here is my morning routine:
Wake up at 6:15 and drink my pre-workout drink
Workout from 6:20 – 6:50
Wake the kids up at 6:55
Get ready until 7:30
Drop the kids off at school or summer camp between 7:35 and 7:45
Drive to work at 8:00
Sure I could wake up earlier to go to the gym, but then I would have to add in drive time to get to and from the gym. So I decided to cancel my gym membership. As of right now, I’m using Beachbody On Demand to workout at home. I have access to every single workout program Beachbody has ever released for $99 per year. That’s cheaper than my $20 per month gym membership and I get to work out at home. The only equipment I use are some free weights, a yoga mat, and a resistance band.
I want to hear from you all! How do other busy moms keep up with your workout routine? If you want more information about Beachbody On Demand I would love to help. As a disclaimer, I am a Beachbody coach. I’m just not a pushy coach.