Staying active while being a parent can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. Especially when you have children of various ages, finding time to work out can seem harder than ACTUALLY working out. In the past, I've experimented with working out early in the morning before the kids wake up, sneaking in workouts during naps, or working out after they go to bed. I've also squeezed in strength building exercises throughout my day - doing some stair leg exercises as I'm heading upstairs, abduction exercises while brushing my teeth, and squats while flying my 30-pound preschooler on my feet like superman while I'm laying on my back. Now that my kids are older, I've managed to get them involved in my workouts, which can make it fun for all of us. They love moving around trying to exercise with me, cheering Mommy on, and they burn off a little energy in the process.