I am trying to keep us talking here. So, what do you do to stay in shape/relieve stress/keep your sanity as a parent?
I am a Zumba instructor. Zumba is my antidepressant. Up until this year, I worked out at least 4 days a week, even when my girls were newborns. This year, I gave up two of my classes because it was not worth my time. However, I still have not found the right schedule to fit in enough workout time. So, I find myself struggling with stress and feeling tired easier because I am not active enough. DH and I are working on fixing this because he likes me when I am less stressed and well rested.
I drink one cup of coffee a day. I am trying to wean myself to decaf, but it is my little pleasure in the morning on my way to work.
I try to ocassionally lock myself in the bathroom and take a bubble bath.
On Sundays, I try to lay down while the girls are napping and read a book. Sometimes I read with Isaiah and sometimes I get to read a book to myself. I also nap every once in a while.
When I get stressed, I eat. This does not go well with the only workout twice a week thing I have going on. I have been eating my weight or more in cookies, brownies, cake, donuts, etc. It has gotten bad. This is a very BAD coping strategy. BAD!!!