I know, I know. This is 100% contrary to my usual diatribe about how you need to Fit in Fitness at home, how it's cheaper, easier with kids, etc. etc. That is all very well and good BUT I'm realizing the importance of taking a class to a) get out of my comfort zone and b) push myself (it's easy to slack on exercise when I don't have a teacher in the room to give corrections) and 3) meet new people. As a stay-and-work-at-home mama, this last thing is SO critical. We all need a change of scenery. We need to listen to someone other than our jabbering toddlers. And we need a little fitness camaraderie. Agree? Good.
My daughter just wrapped up a blissful, 4-morning a week play camp. She got to run around in the sprinkler and make crafts with her buddies, while I enjoyed 4 fitness classes in 2 weeks -- two Pilates Fusion, and two yoga sessions. Both invigorated me on so many levels -- mentally, physically (I was so sore!), and emotionally.
My advice for you? See if you can get the babysitter in for a couple of extra hours this week and get yourself to a class. New students can often take a first class for free, or at a discounted rate. Also, one of my favorite things to do is attend a community yoga class, which is often taught by yoga teacher trainees. These sweat sessions cost about $5. Well worth it.
I'll always swear by at-home workouts, but ya gotta love breaking out when you can.
What's your favorite class?
Love and FIF,