Before I had kids, I wasn’t in the greatest of shape but I did work out regularly. At least three times a week I would do something, whether it was going to the gym or popping in a workout DVD. I was always within five pounds of my goal weight and I was happy with the way I looked.
But since having kids six years ago, I can’t say any of that has continued. For me, it has been one spurt of exercise after the other. You know the drill—workout hard for two weeks, get frustrated, quit. Starting working out three months later, stop once you get comfortable. And so on and so on.
I’ve tried almost everything to find something that could give me some “stick-to-it-ness.” I’ve tried Zumba, circuit training at the gym, regular ol’ running, the 30 Day Shred, a few days of Insanity, one hour of P90X, yoga and more.
But it all comes down to the fact that I feel like my kids have drained my energy. After taking care of them and working all day, all I want to do is relax. And unfortunately, exercising is not relaxing to me.
Another problem is that I lack the discipline to be consistent. I’ll work out for two weeks like a maniac, inevitably pull a muscle and then be sidelined for a week, which destroys my motivation to get back out there. So I don’t.
Read more on my yo-yo fitness routine at MommyNoire.com.