The funny parents of Twitter seem to think so anyway. They’ve shared some hilarious musings about working out after kids, from child-induced cardio to cleaning up toys as strength training.
We’ve rounded up 40 tweets that sum up fitness for parents. Enjoy!
My daily workout is walking through the house 14 times a day turning off all the lights my kids have left on in every room.
— Goddess Of Mischief BLM (@AsgardianRose) June 11, 2015
My favorite form of cardio is wrestling pajamas onto damp children
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) April 23, 2020
You may not like running for exercise, but if your toddler comes over w/ a panicked face, holding their hiney & says "Hurry!"
RUN. Run fast
— Marl (@Marlebean) June 4, 2013
If you're not using the gym solely for childcare, we probably can't be friends.
— Ramblin Mama (@ramblinma) February 12, 2016
Kids dug out the Wii and we all did the fitness age test. According to Wii Sports, I'm 77.
— Sara (@smilely_gal) May 24, 2016
Running from the house as soon as the sitter arrives is my cardio.
— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) May 16, 2018
An home exercise video for parents where all the lunges are just you going around the house picking up juice box straw wrappers.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 4, 2020
Working out when you're a parent is less actual exercise and more working out how to eat snacks without your kids seeing you.
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) August 26, 2018
Me: I’d get up early to exercise, but I’ll be a better parent if I get some sleep. It’s for the children!
Also me: *scrolls twitter until past midnight*
— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) December 4, 2018
Me, walking around with a 3yo and 4yo wrapped around my legs: is this exercising? Am I exercising?
— Marcy G (@BunAndLeggings) September 1, 2020