I am hyper-aware of the Dad Bod destiny in front of me. When life gets busy -- long work days, travel, teaching, etc. -- exercise is probably the easiest activity to drop. Life is just going to get more busy from here.
Like a lot of people, Amanda and I have had stops and starts of various exercise routines. We got into workout videos at home getting fit for our wedding...
We've done P90X-style workouts in the mornings. We've done yoga and spin classes. I've tried to work out during lunch (becoming nearly impossible to keep that time on the work calendar). I try to get on the Stadium High School stairs a few times a month. We've got a gym membership (on pause) at the YMCA.
All this adds up to a commitment to exercise but without habits sticking. Maybe we're turning the corner on that.
I give Amanda infinity points for her motivation to stay active during pregnancy. When she has back pain or acid reflux or just wants to sleep, it'd be easier for her to just crash on the couch all day. But she walks 4-5 miles every single day, often at the Tacoma waterfront. Her single motivation is making for an easier labor (and something about being one of those women who doesn't look pregnant from the back). I'm sure she'll benefit from the time she put in on game day. Amanda has also met some new girlfriends in the neighborhood with babies who walk every morning, so that's helpful peer pressure.
As for me, I've recently downloaded a Fitness Buddy app that has some good workout programs to follow that take about 15 minutes in the morning. With the app, I am trying to find a motivating way to work out at home now so that I have something to do when the new baby has us on lock-down. Otherwise, the Freshman 15 may have a revival as the Fresh Fatherhood 15.