Working out is hard to do in the best of times, and once you add kids and the sleep deprivation and the go-go-go days and nights, well…parents have a hard time finding the motivation to take care of themselves the way that they probably should.
These 12 posts will make parents everywhere nod and laugh, perhaps while they’re sneaking Oreos in the closet and going through all of the clothes that no longer fit.
Just me? I don’t think so.
12. Or maybe not so ridiculous.
I’m just saying.
Mommy are you pooping? Mommy are you going night night? Ridiculous questions a 2yo asks while watching you workout.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) March 19, 2014
11. All at once?
Slow down, woman.
I pulled a muscle and got floaters in my eyes from trying to show my kids how to do a cartwheel so I won’t be selling my at-home fitness program after all.
— Arianna Bradford (@thearibradford) April 26, 2020
10. You can be doing both at once.
That’s a fun fact right there.
5-year-old: What are you doing?
5-year-old: You sound like you’re dying.
She’s not wrong.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) January 11, 2020
9. That’s how it’s supposed to look.
It’s how you know you’re doing it right.
5-year-old: What are you doing?
Me: Getting healthy.
5: Then why does it look like you're dying?
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) November 16, 2019
8. We all do cardio in our own ways.
Some are more effective than others.
My favorite form of cardio is racing around trying to hide the evidence of my snacking as my husband walks into the room after his workout
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) April 9, 2020
7. A fine goal, to be sure.
I’m not sure it’s really attainable, though.
My fitness goal is to have the leg strength of my newborn when I'm trying to fasten her diaper.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) July 13, 2015
6. I think they’re onto something.
I’d be down for that workout.
My children were pretending to lead a workout class, and one of them stopped and yelled “tater tot break” and this is a fitness trend I can fully embrace.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) January 15, 2020
5. It’s not fair that mom duties don’t burn more calories.
For the amount of hours we put in, they really should.
We're totally on a family fitness plan. It consists of the kids screaming for me all around the house and me running the other direction.
— Danielle Herzog (@daniellemherzog) January 28, 2016
4. He needs to work on the marketing of that one.
If he wants to sell it, I mean.
Me, to my athletic son: Can you help me develop a diet and fitness plan?
Son, says gently: Mom, here's your plan: Get Off Your Lazy Ass.
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) December 29, 2014
3. You might cry, though.
Then again, so will they. Win?
If you're at home with a toddler and want to get a good workout just follow your toddler around and do what they do. Bunny jumps, froggy jumps, sitting down and getting up from the couch endlessly will get your heart rate going. I had an intense workout this morning.
— Marcy G (@BunAndLeggings) April 15, 2020
2. I mean if you want to go crazy.
I hate this task more than life.
Marketing a core strength fitness DVD that's just me installing and uninstalling car seats.
— The Dad (@thedad) June 26, 2018
1. It’s the workout that never ends.
I did it & YOU CAN TOO with my Total Toddler Fitness Challenge! Just put each toy your kid touches back where it belongs for 3 straight days pic.twitter.com/YQQ9M1nh1C
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) June 29, 2017
These are so true it hurts, y’all.
What are your tricks for finding time to take care of yourself?
Share them with us in the comments!