On Thursday I got the green light to start exercising again after having been on a six-week postpartum hiatus. I had stayed away from the rigorous exercise throughout the pregnancy, but I still managed to walk almost everywhere with my boys in tow, and I got lots of great swimming at the beach this summer as well.
At my check up on Thursday I was told that the pregnancy weight is off…..all of it plus more, and this is an awesome motivator. Since I never got rid of all of my pregnancy weight from my second son, and I had added extra pounds since college anyway, knowing that the pregnancy weight after my third pregnancy is gone already is a huge relief.
This morning my three-year-old woke me up early, and when I turned around to ask him what he wanted he was gone. What I did find was an exercise dvd – Fabulous Fit Moms, our favorite exercise dvd to do together before I became pregnant.
I used to think that I had no time, no money and certainly no energy to get in shape, but I soon realized how wrong I was. It is amazing what you can do with what you have, as long as you have a bit of creativity and the will.
How do you find time and energy to stay in shape? Do you have a gym membership, or do you exercise at home?
After eating a piece of birthday cake, I finally finished writing about how I managed to stay in shape the frugal way. If you want to know how I have managed to create an affordable home gym, check out my post:
If you feel I have left anything out, please feel free to let me know. I am always eager to learn new ways to stay in shape…..as long as I still get to enjoy some good food.