Balancing Gym/Exercise and Family?

I have a nice gym set up in my basement.

Usually I try to bring my daughter downstairs and work out…she’s 4 1/2.

My wife has to watch the 2 year old son…

I have this weird feeling of guilt that I’m not spending time with the whole family when I work out…it really eats at me.

Anyone else have this? I would solve this before my getting up super early (330-4am) to work out…but with the kids waking up at night..its gotten bad trying to get up to work out.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

I do the exact same thing.

I watch my kids during the day while the wife is at work… then I go to work. Working out at home is my only option.

My boys are 2 and 4. We go down in the basement around 10:30am and I go into my little gym room while they play in the main area of the basement. Fortunately for me, they love the basement because they get to run like maniacs. The fact that I’m watching them probably turns a 45min working into a full hour, but oh well.

Working out is good for your mental and physical health. You have to take care of yourself. Do it.

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