Want an excuse to drink more wine? Go to the gym, mom says
Holly Moore, working mom of two girls, shares how she motivates herself to go to the gym each morning. USA TODAY
Complicated equipment. Fit, confident people. And, sweat. A lot of sweat.
Gyms can be intimating. Holly Moore, working mom of two girls, knows that all too well. She's talked herself out of going to the gym in the past. But, after her second daughter Penny was born, she wanted to face her fears for fitness' sake.
Moore, USA TODAY's manager of network engagement, said she hates the way running leaves her gasping for breath, the feeling that everyone at the gym might be judging her and the way her sweat instantly turns her hair frizzy.
Plus, who has the time between work deadlines, swim lessons and doctor's appointments to even get to the gym?
"I can probably come up with literally a million excuses to not go to the gym," Moore said. "Which is why I've come up with excuses why I have to go to the gym."
Here are Moore's "excuses":
1. Quiet time. Gym time is the only time that Moore is alone, away from kids, coworkers and chaos. It's her time to focus on herself.
2. Music. She can blast her Britney Spears soundtrack instead of Moana.
3. Wine. "The longer I spend on that elliptical, the larger my pour gets to be," Moore said.
Bonus: She can wear her comfy yoga pants at the gym. Who knew they could be used for more than Netflix-watching attire?
Mom Bod is a USA TODAY video series featuring tips from moms on fitness, nutrition and mental health. The goal? Let's be real about the struggle to "healthy" and learn to love our mom bods.