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So, I am a SAHM to 3 young children. My oldest is 39 months, then nearly 22 months and 10 months. I only have a double stroller and my oldest does not nap, so I get no real *me* time. I've been dieting since the new year and am almost down 25 pounds, but have about 60 more to go and know that I could lose a lot more if I could actually work out. A gym is not feasible nor is any activities in the PM once they go to bed, b/c that's when I have other stuff to do.<br><br>
Has anyone else been in this situation and how did you solve it???
 

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I only have 1, so I am of no help, but I thought I would bump this up for you to see if you can get some more responses.<br><br>
Although they aren't the best, but good in a pinch when you can't get out by yourself-have you considered DVDs of some sort? Yoga, kickboxing, pilates, etc...whatever you are interested in?<br><br>
Congrats on the 25 lbs!! You are doing great!
 

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Mine are a little older, but here's what I've been doing. The oldest is in kindergarten, so that leaves me with two during the day. The 2nd has been in a couple of drop off classes, and I've been taking that opportunity to put the first in the jog stroller and run a bit. DVDs don't really work, because they are all climbing on top of me while I do it. I also have a mother's helper that takes them a couple of times a week for a couple of hours. I used to do housework, but have made exercising the priority for that time. I understand you can't really do it in the PM and I understand, totally. Can you get up early in the morning? Not a possibility for me, because the baby nurses a lot in the wee hours, but maybe yours sleep better than mine? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Another suggestion, I started with the youngest in my ergo carrier and going for a walk. You could do that with your 10 month old, with the other two in the double stroller. That would get you quite a workout, even if you were just walking a relatively short distance. Then, perhaps your DH could let you get a different kind of workout during the weekend?
 

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I am also a full-time college student, so I really can't get up any earlier b/c I'm up late at night doing my work for school. And my classes meet all day on Saturday from 9am-5pm. I am so busy it's nuts.<br><br>
I could probably put my 10 month old on my back and push the girls in the buggy. It's just already so dang hot here in Florida that the thought of him & I sweating together on each other worries me; more for him than me b/c of the sun, dehydration, etc...but I try to do little things like park further away, and walk from the library to the park (about 1/2 mile) instead of driving, etc....<br><br>
I'm thinking maybe instead of chasing the girls around the backyard, that maybe I'll have them race me and we can do sprints. Our yard is 1/3 acre, so not huge, but not tiny, and we can just race back and forth and that should tire them out too. And I read somewhere that daily exercise does not have to be 30 minutes at one time. You can do 6 minutes here, 10 there, etc...
 

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i have only 2, (5 and 2)but i just got a mini trampoline a week ago, and i am finding that i can fit 3 minutes here and 5 minutes there. i also heard that 30 minutes can be cummulative. i try to do several 5 minutes stretches, but sometimes even shorter feels good, and more than nothing. basically when i do housework or walk from place to place i'd step on it whenever i pass by and jump a bit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Can you try babywearing one on back, and pushing the other two in the double stroller that would be a heck of a workout<br><br><br>
congrats on your loss so far....
 

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WOW 25 lbs!!!! Great job momma!!! You are doing great.<br><br>
I have two, 3 and almost 2, so the same issue has not arrived for me....yet hopefully<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">. But I have thought about what and how would I work out with three..........??? The only thing I can think of is getting some type of workout equipment at home and then when you can, carrying your baby on your back-and the other two in the stroller. Also watch craigslist, people give things away all the time.........you could even post your situation and ask if there is some exercising equipment or a backpack or something sitting in someone's basement that they could part with. Hope this helps. Do you have any friends that could help with watching one of your kiddos?<br><br>
Good work and keep it up, you are on your way!!!
 

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Well, yesterday I did 40 laps around the backyard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It was pretty fun, I was just scared that one of the girls was going to cut in front of me and trip me and we'd all go tumbling down together, but whew, it did not happen.<br><br>
I'm thinking of getting a buggy board for our twin swift. Does anyone have one and love/like it??
 

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I've got three, 5 and under...so I'm pretty busy as well. Here are some things we do to help increase the activity.<br><br>
1. Dancing to music (lift them up, dance with them...it all adds up)<br>
2. Walking outside/mall walking<br><br>
I actually used to be really big. I almost feel silly talking about it. Since, it was around a decade ago. I used to be close to 250...now I am 190. I haven't gotten down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I am about 15 pounds from that. I tend to hover around 175. I'd love to be 160 or so.<br><br>
Right now, I find myself too just SO BUSY! I am not putting myself as much of a priority. I know I need to work on this more, as I feel better physically and have more energy when I am in better shape. Sex also feels much better when I am thinner <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: . So, there are also other benefits to this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Sometimes when I take my kids to the pool, I will put the non swimmers in floats, hold onto the baby on a float, and so kicking, or leg lifts under water, or under water"jogging" in place. HTH
 

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That's a good idea!! Thanks.<br><br>
I had a weight check today and I'm down 4 1/2 pounds since last week for a grand total of nearly 40 pounds gone!! That's nearly 2 of my children lost <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
The kids love the pool, so what a great idea about the water jogging!!
 
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