How I workout with 2 kids

If you haven’t noticed I love a good routine. Our days usually start the same, but then each day varies with different errands or activities.

Josh wakes up for work at 7am and J usually comes in our room shortly after. Lily and I try and sleep an extra half hour while J chats with Josh but I give in and feed her at 7:30. Then we all go down for breakfast at 8. I give Lily a bath, help J get ready, and change into my workout clothes. **Lay your clothes out the night before so you can easily put them on/know where they are.**

By 8:30 the kids are ready for the day and fed, and Lily is already tired and ready for a nap. I put her down in the pack n play that’s in the gym and turn a show on for J in the family room.
The treadmill is my BEST FRIEND,haha for reals though

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Before starting my workout I pull a bottle of breast milk out of the freezer to thaw while I workout.

I run/lift weights and stretch for about an hour and then Lily wakes up. I feed her the bottle(sometimes J ‘helps’), check on J, then she plays on a blanket with J on the floor while I shower and get ready for the day.

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Sometimes Lily doesn’t sleep, or wakes up early. On those days I just let her play on the floor next to me. She doesn’t last long there, but I can get maybe 20 minutes.

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I pump 2 bottles after I shower, then we pack the diaper bag and head out for errands or fun for the day at about 10:30am.

Some days a workout in the morning just doesn’t happen for one reason or another. On those days I’ll run after we put the kids down at 8pm or I just try again the next morning 🙂

If you make it a priority it will happen. J looks forward to my workouts because he gets to watch TV or he joins me and does his own ‘workout’.  I think Lily likes the sound of the treadmill because she heard it so much in the womb haha

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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2 Responses to How I workout with 2 kids

  1. That is so awesome!!! Way to go!!!

  2. You are rocking it! It’s really hard to find time to work out when they are so little…I was just there not too long ago. I’m so thankful to have a treadmill so I can run when my girls sleep.

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