Balancing Family and Fitness

This week I have been focusing more on my 13 year old son. His dad and I are trying to support him more as a middle school student and all that comes with this stage. It is tough for youth these days. It’s starting to look more like this at my house during the week. At homework time, I’m at the table with him doing MY homework so that we are studying together.  At dinner time, we are sitting at the table eating TOGETHER and (hopefully) talking. So, gone are the days when I come home, drop my bags, make a quick meal for him and then start doing my own thing (working out, talking on the phone, fooling around on the internet etc.).  Yesterday was a long long day. I was without a vehicle, because mine has been in the shop a couple of days, so I was on the bus after work and didn’t get home until after 7:00pm. I prepared dinner and we sat together doing our work until 10:00 and THEN I was able to do my workout. Why am I writing all of this? Because I want you to know that we are ALL busy. We all have things to take care of that are extremely important. While fitness is also a priority to me (and I hope it is for you as well), sometimes I have to be ok with shifting things around. I don’t like working out at 10:00 when I have to be at work the next day BUT I also don’t want to skip my workout. When fitness becomes a part of your lifestyle, you WILL find a way to keep it in your schedule.  I’ve been consistently working out for over 5 years now and I KNOW it has helped me stay sane. Even when I don’t feel like doing the workout, I think back to what it felt like when fitness was not in my daily schedule and I don’t ever want to go back to that.



  1. Amen! It all about priorities Family first but take care of your health mentally & physically. When I run or workout it clears my head.

  2. Amen.

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