I'm looking for advice, experience and any ideas you have around making time to exercise.
I work full time and have a 18 month old DS. My day starts at 6am, I'm up and getting ready for work. I leave by 7. I work all day, pick up my DS and arrive home at 5pm. I then have to do all the night time routine. Cooking dinner for the family, bath and spend some quality time with my DS. At 730 DS goes to bed. DH doesn't get home from his job till 9:00pm, so I cannot leave the house.
I have a gym membership but at the moment it's wasted. The only time I can really go is before work, which means I have to get up at 5am. I did this for quite a while but then DS stopped sleeping through and I was too tired.
I don't feel comfortable walking around my area alone in the early hours/late at night. I live in Melbourne so it's quite cool at the moment so I don't want to take DS out for a late evening walk.
It feels like I am just making excuses and it looks like my only option is the really early mornings, which means I need to go to bed early, which means I'll barely see my DH. I know exercise is really important for me, I need to do it, I just find the thought of it really overwhelming in my current life.
How do you fit exercise into your life? I'd love to hear from other people and your daily routine to make this work.