Tuesday, March 16, 2010

When to Work Out?

When Nick and I started the P90X workout program, we decided that the best time to do the hour+ workouts was after the kids were in bed. But that meant we didn't start working out until after 9PM sometimes... getting us to bed at a VERY late hour....

And early morning workouts were out because Nick gets up early enough as it is to get to work before 7... plus, I'm not much of a morning person.

So the last couple days we tried working out a little earlier. I even had the great idea (or so it seemed at the time) to throw Trevor and Addison in our giant bathtub for a huge bubble bath so that they would play (and get clean) for a while. Then McKenzie could entertain Tyler. Well, it just so happened that just as we started working out, Addison realized her horrible fear of bubbles, and baled out just minutes into her bath.... and joined us in our workout.

Now, when you are in the middle of doing several hundred lunges and squats, and your muscles are burning and you are trying so hard to hang in there without crying, or cursing at the perky little instructor in the video who has like 2% body fat.... having your 2 year old lunging and squatting and doing jumping jacks naked as a jay bird right next to you does a little number on your concentration. Now throw in a little of Addison's "Look at me I'm funny" attitude, and your workout is pretty much over.

So, we are back to working out AFTER bedtime again.


Jan said...

well that is pretty funny!

Anonymous said...

Very funny!! Just send Addi over my way and she can keep me entertained!

Julie S.

Krista said...

That's so neat that you are doing that together but it does make things a little harder to find the time with two schedules to coordinate.