My husband and I moved into our house just over two years ago. Since then we’ve been busy with house projects, adding kiddos to the mix, and arranging and rearranging rooms to get them to work for us.
Up until we moved into our house, my workout space has always been the living room. Typically the most spacious room, it was also set up conveniently for doing my DVD thang. In our house, though, the living room is narrow, and I’ve never had a good dedicated workout area. Until now.
When we moved in, we had a “finished” basement. But it wasn’t finished in a good, usable way. Gross carpet, a musty basement smell, paneling and unorganized boxes of junk made it unappealing. In recent months we’ve had it waterproofed, recarpeted and painted. Now it’s fixin’ to be the most amazing family room and my dedicated workout space. It’s really coming along and with a little more work, it’ll be ready for sweat.
Having a safe, kid-proofed area will be the key to me having the ability to get exercise that’s not chasing the kids around. I have visions of the little ones being occupied while I’m fitting in a quick 15-minute workout (or maybe 30? Eventually 45? Could I get so lucky one day?). I’ll also have my own TV, so I won’t have to worry about working my exercise around anyone else’s schedule. And I’ll have a place for my yoga mat and all of the workout goodies that I currently have scattered around the house.
After an exhausting and painful pregnancy where I didn’t feel like doing much of anything other than surviving, I’m excited to be back in business in more ways than one. I’m ready to kick ass.
Do you do most of your workouts at home like I do? Do you have a spot dedicated to all things fit? —Erin