Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Why the Gym is a Mom's Best Friend
Now hear me out. I know many of you are going to roll your eyes and think I've lost it. But I haven't. I have discovered the secret to being a happy stay at home mom. Twice a week I take Riley to a playgroup at the library and once a week we go to a parent-toddler co-op preschool. Those groups are great. I have met all my local mom friends there and are always a great source for playdates. However, the other two days I'm usually at a loss. That is why the gym is a lifesaver. It's guarenteed childcare, me time and a shower all in one. I drop him off at the nursery and he loves it. It took a couple weeks for him to get fully acclimated but now he runs in and says "Bye Mommy" before I can get him signed in. There are new and exciting toys and he gets to be social. The I get to go work out. Depending upon how I'm feeling I may have a great workout or just take a stroll on the treadmill. Then, here's the best part, I get to go take a shower and get ready. By myself. It is so luxurious! And, if it's a really good day, I dry my hair and put make-up on. I don't care how broke we are when David is in school, I will sell off my car if it means I can keep the gym membership.