Working Out as a Homeschooling WAHM…

     Being a Work-At-Home-Mom who homeschools is fabulous!  My children sit perfectly at the table and are always so excited to learn – Boo (my 16mo) sits in her little chair and colors while Roo (my 6yo) reads quietly to herself.  My house is always clean and organized and I never miss a workout.  Yep, staying home and teaching my Little Chix is complete Bliss!

Well if that’s not the biggest LIE I have ever told myself, I don’t know what is!  Unfortunately (for me) this is honestly what I imagined when I first started homeschooling – then again when I had my second little one.  I seriously thought this would be easy and that losing weight would just be the natural thing to do.  I mean, I’m home all day so what else do I have to do?  Oh – I was so wrong!
You would think that since I am home all day long, finding time to fit in a workout (or two) would not be a problem.  Maybe for some Homeschoolin Mamas it’s not but I am seriously struggling with it.  Each night before I go to bed I plan out my next day.  I like having a schedule – a game plan – for my days.  I need to know what to expect each day (as much as possible).  But for some reason, for a while now, I haven’t been able to stick to my schedule.  Something is always rockin my day and my workouts are always the first thing to fall off.

     So I’m trying a new plan of attack 
get my Little Chix involved! 
 I’m going to shelf my workout videos for now.  I’m not doing them and I’m just getting upset with myself.  Instead, WE are starting back to our daily 3-4 mile walks! 
 Boo loves to ride in her stroller now (that didn’t use to be the case)  
and oh my goodness Roo LOVES to walk with a mission!  
I just need to figure out how to keep up with her!  Hahaha!

     Not only will I be working out and losing weight for myself but teaching my girls (by showing them) that exercise is a very important part of your life.  It needs to be second only to your time with God.  If I can instill this in them NOW then hopefully they will carry it with them through to their adult years.  That is so important to me – I don’t want them to struggle with their weight like I am now.

Are you a Stay at Home Mom?  
Do you homeschool?  
How do YOU find the time (and energy) to workout?  

Burnin’ The Fat – 

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