Today was the fourth day of my new fitness routine and I’ve been struggling with when to exercise. Do I put on workout clothes and be ready to go as soon as I drop the kids off at school? Or do I get everything done before I even bring them to school? Or something in between? Here are my options:
Option 1: The “I am all ready to workout as soon as I’m done here” option.
In relation to my schedule, this is my least favorite option. I pretty much need those six hours between when I drop the kids off and when I pick them up. But, if I can’t workout and shower all before drop off, this works. Plus, it says to all of the other parents, “I’m super fit – look at me heading to the gym. I have so much leisure time I can just spend the day exercising”. And it adds an air of mystery – maybe I’m going to yoga. Maybe I’m taking a tennis lesson. Who knows?
Two cons – one is that my children may destroy my home while I’m exercising in the basement. Another is that I pretty much have to wear my lululemons – sweats don’t work in this instance.
Option 2: “The I Exercised and Already Showered Before School” option
This is the preferred option, although on many mornings, I’d rather just sit nursing my coffee and reading Facebook while I wake up slowly. I can also wear whatever workout clothes I want – no one is going to see them.
One con – This is the same look as the “I’ve Completely Given Up on Exercise” option I was rocking before.
Option 3: The Hybrid, “I Exercised but Haven’t Showered Yet” option
This is best for my schedule, but kind of nasty.
Con – I also have to wear the lululemons. Have you shopped there before? It isn’t cheap.