Jazmine is a little over 16 months and I have been working FT since she was 2 months old. To be honest, I do like going into work and having adult contact and I dont have too much guilt associated with working FT (I provide for my family which is important) BUT I do feel incredibly guilty about having "me" time.
For example: In a typical day I get to spend about 1h w/ Jazmine in the morning, and 3h with her in the evening before she goes to bed. Before I got pregnant I used to work-out on a daily basis and was very fit and healthy. 16.5 months post baby, I still have baby weight to lose and feel unhappy about my figure and would really like to start going to the gym again a few times a week and also give myself a little more "me" time. The problem with this is it would drastically cut into the little time I already have with Jazmine makes me feel very guilty.
Hubby (who is a SAHD) has said HE is fine me taking this time for myself but I feel like I am cheating my daughter. Anyone else feel this way and what was/is your solution? If I was looking at this situation from the outside I think I would say it is important to have that "me" time and something that contributes to your overall health and well-being is certainly a positive but man, I feel guilty about it. Incidentally, I was jogging a few months ago around the roads by my house (which is far less time-consuming that driving to the gym etc.) but with the diminished day light hours thats not a good option right now.