As a busy mum during school holidays, often I struggle just trying to work, entertain the kids, walk the dog and make sure the house is in some kind of order – let alone even think about when I will get chance to work out.
During a normal week, when the girls are in school, my husband and I have to coordinate our diaries with military precision just to make sure we get them both to their after-school clubs and that we both can make time for working out ourselves.
For us, its vital that we fit in this personal time for exercise as it helps us function in what is predominantly a stressful (but hugely rewarding) job being a parent in 2018.
Just to keep us on our toes, every six weeks (or as im thinking recently more like 4/5) the schools close and we have to figure out how we are going to coordinate everything while they are off school. Seriously, I do not know what I did with my time pre-kids!
To throw an extra spanner in the works, my husband is a school teacher- Yay, he will be off with the kids during the holidays……or so we thought.
No, just for fun, the schools decide to all have different school holidays now and so my kids and husbands never seem to match anymore, bar the summer holidays.
Anyway, working out…….how on earth are we supposed to find time to get to the gym amongst all the chaos of the school holidays. The answer for me is I simply don’t……. get to the gym I mean, not workout.
The thing that a lot of people don’t realise, is that there is so much you can do with just your own bodyweight and a few bits of equipment in your own home. This saves a whole load of hassle of trying to find childcare for a few hours to make a trip to the gym.
It does take a few things though to get started:
For me, the best way to do this is to workout early on the morning before the kids even get up and so I still get me “me time” and feel great throughout the day, knowing I’ve already worked out.
Don’t get me wrong, it is tough setting my alarm for 6am on a morning – when I don’t actually have to get up, but, its either that slight feeling of dread before I go to sleep or a massive feeling of guilt, fatigue and generally feeling crap the next day because I’ve not worked out. I know which one I would rather.
At The FFA, we get asked all the time about what are the best workouts to do at home, where to start etc and we understand that for the majority, paying for a Personal Trainer on top of everything else is a luxury and not essential.
So we have developed our own At Home Members Club that will give you 4 brand new workouts every month that can be done at home for just £10 a month.
We are excited to be launching this in the Summer and will be offering a 50% discount off the first month to anyone who pre-registers with us……
If this sounds like something that will help you get through those Summer Holidays then click here to pre-register now.