|Photo Credit: Mamavation.com|
This week's theme is Fitting Fitness into Your Life. I am especially excited to learn some more ways to make a busy working mom schedule compatible with exercise. We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we don't stop to take care of ourselves amidst the day to day obligations. Staying active is key to a healthy lifestyle, so figuring out how to make it work with your life is critical.
I have really had to work hard to squeeze in time for workouts. I don't know why it never dawned on before, that I could actually get a decent workout at home, with virtually no equipment. Once I discovered my first two week challenge with Mamavation, it just clicked. Push-up, crunches, bicep curls, lunges, and even burpees can all be done at home. These are just some of the exercises that I have done to stay fit. Aside from some weights, the only tool required is your own body! You can even jog in place or around the room to stay active. I have done this many times to hit my 10,000 step goal at the end of the day.
|Getting some squats done with my favorite 28 pounder|
So, now that you don't need a gym to workout, when do you find the time? That is usually the biggest challenge. My best time to exercise is at night, after The First Mate has gone to bed. This is when I know I can truly devote myself to a full workout without distractions and interruptions. If you're not a night owl, figure out what time works for you. Is is nap time, early in the morning, on a lunch break at work, or spaced out throughout the day in small segments? I squeeze it in wherever I can. I will even get my toddler involved sometimes. It's adorable when he want to exercise along with me. However, most times he is just adding extra weight to my plank or push up.
|That's not a monkey on my back, it's a two year old!|
Terrible picture, but you try to take a better one while doing
a one handed pushup under a squirmy near 30 pound kid.
These are just a few of the ways to fit fitness into your life, but I'm sure there are so many more. How do you find the time?
Speaking of time, log on to Google Plus tonight at a new time, 6pm PST/9pm EST to hangout with all of us. There will be even more information on the topic of making time for fitness and you can even ask questions or chime in while we are on air. I love answering your questions! The full details are available here:
Be sure to RSVP and enter the giveaway for a pair of New Balance shoes! See you there.