I’m not going to lie. I feel guilty when I leave Baby Delight.
I feel like I should be there- for everything. Maybe that’s why I’m having such a hard time going back to work?
When I go workout, I tend to rush through my workout and get back home quickly because I feel guilty leaving- even though Luvy is with him.
After thinking about it for a while, I realized that I shouldn’t feel guilty for taking 30 minutes to 1 hour out of my day for me. I mean everyone is served when I take time to shower… right? 😉
How I plan to deal with my “me time” guilt:
1. Be present.
If this means less blogging, less social media, or less TV time, I’m going to prioritize my time with my family. This way when I do take time away, I know that I have done everything I can to be present when I’m there.
2. Set a date and have a plan.
Set dates with friends that way I get my adult interaction times and I don’t neglect my friendships- even if that time includes Baby Delight.
At the gym, I’m going to plan when I’m going and the workout. That way I don’t waste time.
3. Workout at home some.
There are times when Luvy has had a hard day, and he needs me here more than I need to be at the gym. On his long days, I am going to plan to workout at home while Baby D is napping.
4. Know I’m taking care of myself
By working out and taking time for me, I’m going to be a better parent and wife. This is crucial for my health–mentally and physically.
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5. Know I’m taking care of my marriage.
Before I was a mom, I was a wife. That relationship should and will always come first. I have amazing friends and family in my life who are capable and willing to baby sit while Luvy and I take the much needed date nights together.
In fact, I’m looking forward to #5. I miss having time with just Luvy.
Do any of you moms deal with guilt when you leave?
Anyone else have tips for me to help deal with guilt?
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