Follow Up: Working Out With a Baby is Interesting!

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So, yesterday I blogged about my journey back to running after having a baby a few months ago. Today I just wanted to point out how different life is when you have kids. I decided I want to get back into doing some strength training and we have a great video called Cyclo-Core. It has body weight conditioning routines which I used before I got pregnant and really like. I couldn’t get it together in the morning to do the workout before work, which is what I typically do because the only time I have to workout without the baby is bright and early.

Since I was trying to get this workout in after work (and after picking up the baby at daycare) I had to try to do it with her. I set up the pack n’ play and put all sorts of fun toys in it to keep her amused. As soon as I started the video the baby started crying so I literally was doing squats standing next to the pack n’ play trying to console her. I was able to get through about 10-15 minutes of the workout but then her cries hit maximum level and I had to stop and figure out how to stop the crying.

Oh to be a mom. The only thing that calms the baby down at night is going for walks in the stroller so I literally took her upstairs, strapped her into the stroller and went off for a walk. Mind you, it was 5:30 PM so there were a lot of cars out and about. Once we started on our way I realized I was wearing a “wife-lover” (we do not use the term wife-beater in our house) that was almost totally see-through. I also had not brushed my hair so it was all sorts of crazy but I had to just laugh about it because there was NO way I was going to risk stopping to change and having her cries start-up again.

Have you ever found yourself in an embarrassing situation when taking care of a crying baby?

1 comments on “Follow Up: Working Out With a Baby is Interesting!”

  1. Several years ago, while I was watching my 1 year old niece for the weekend in DC, I had this brilliant idea that I would take her to a bunch of museums in the city. She had just learned to walk so refused to stay in her stroller. Using the metro, we made it as far as Arlington Cemetery when I couldn’t take the crying anymore and we got off. We walked around a bit then went back home after she tried darting infront of traffic several times (she also hated holding my hand. She was independent and was determined to walk on her own). When we got back to our station I realized I didn’t have the right pass to exit the metro parking lot. At that point, I gave up. I put her in the car where she continued to scream and I just started crying. People came over to me to ask what was wrong and I told them I couldn’t handle taking care of her. A very nice man who noticed the military parking sticker on my car gave me his pass to exit the parking lot. The whole thing seems so silly now but at the time I just wanted to crawl in a hole and make this child go away.

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