My point is, I could easily use the kids as a reason NOT to workout. It's easy to find reasons why you can't. It's harder to lose the excuses and DO IT some days.
I will say though, I am a better mommy for making the time to exercise. I feel better and have more energy. Yay :)
Something else I like to do is incorporate the kids into workouts where possible (in the form of play). Some of my best ab workouts are in the evenings when I'm playing with the kids. Reverse crunches with them on my legs, hip thrusts with a kid sitting on me, downward dog into up dog (bridge is open, bridge is closed...hurry kids, crawl under before the bridge closes).... you get the idea. Fun times all around. Sometimes even a good old fashioned dance party is just the ticket.
For you mommy's out there, how do swing it? Do you get up early, use childcare at the gym, exercise with the kids? What's your plan of attack?
For those of you without kids... do you make excuses not to exercise? What are the reasons you use? (Kids are an easy one, but I know the list is endless).