By Rosemary Marchese
Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids
The ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments!
If you’ve had children and are struggling to find the energy I can say I hear you loud and clear! I had so many of those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ exercising moments…especially after having my third child. After my second child I had all this energy but after number 3 I felt like a train wreck. So, I just kept showing up. I went for walks that were so slow a turtle could have beaten me. But I kept telling myself to ‘show up’ and eventually the energy would come. And it did.
It just took me three years! Honestly! I can speak wholeheartedly when I tell you that I’ve been where you are. I don’t think I truly got my energy back until I was on a holiday when my youngest was three. Not a sightseeing holiday. A sit down by the pool/beach and relax kind of holiday.
I’m not saying I don’t have the ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments any more. I do. But they don’t last three years. And I’ve learnt to get rid of the guilt when I am exercising. I know my kids are fine. Plus, I know I am leading by example. And it has worked. All three of my kids are active…and I’m proud of that.
So, if you’re feeling quite slumped and have no energy, as long as there is nothing medically wrong with you then you may just need to keep ‘showing up’. Try short sessions. Try walking. Try swimming. Exercise with a friend. Whatever works. Just do it. You’ve got this!
Check out another one of my 5 minute workout ideas for those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments.
Rose is a Fit Busy Mum of 3 fit kids. She aims to empower mums who are time poor. She acknowledges that mums are ‘busy’ but tries to inspire them to regain their fitness through simple everyday habits that she promotes through her book ‘The Fit Busy Mum: Seven habits for success’