The Busy Mom's Guide to (Almost) Not Excercising

Let's face it. I don't have a lot of free time these days and if I do get some time to myself, I'm probably not going to use it to exercise. Unless of course it involves going for a walk. With my family. Oops, that's still not time to myself, but I love taking walks with them so who cares!

And yet, in the midst of my busy schedule, I know how important it is to exercise. It's just not my favorite thing to do. But if I want to stay healthy and stick around, Lord-willing, for a long time, I'd better figure out some ways to get a little exercising in here and there.

I think exercising can seem overwhelming as are a lot of new goals in life.

Usually we think we have to set aside a big block of time to get it done, but not all of us have big blocks of time. So, we make use of what we do have. (Every minute is the same whether it's a couple at a time or 30 at once.)

So let me share with you how I get a little workout in here and there. Don't laugh! With the exception of my daily sit ups...that sounds impressive doesn't it? "Daily Sit Ups". Well, don't be impressed. I'm only on day 5 and this is what I'm doing. Day 1: 1 Sit up. Phew, that was easy! Day 2: 2 Sit ups. Hey, I can still handle that! Day 3: 3 Sit Ups and so on. When I get to day 365, well, I'll either have given up or have abs of steel. We'll see.) :)

Anyways, the only time I "work out" is while I am brushing my teeth or blow drying my hair. All together that's probably about 15 minutes a day but I use that time to at least do something.

If you have a new baby in the house, time is precious and your body probably needs a little fine tuning.

It's not just about looking good, but it's also about feeling good. After all these big babies, my abs just aren't what they used to be and I pay for it in back pain. If I can strengthen those abs then I'm hoping it will lessen the back pain.

So, here are some things that you can do (whether you've just had a baby or not!) while you're getting ready in the morning.

#1 March in Place
#2 Deep Knee Bends
#3 Sidekicks  

#4 Squats

You get the idea. And remember, the point is to just do something. Moving is great for your body. You will honestly be surprised at the results that you find!

And who knows, with all this working out you're "not doing" you might even work up a sweat. Oh wait, that might just be the heat from the hairdryer. :)

Needing some help working out? (Don't we all...)

Then you'll want to snag this great deal on a free 2 month membership to Fit2B. It's a great online workout program that really helps with those trouble spots after having a baby.

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Dr. Mom Online said...

Becky, I just LOVE this post!!! First, because I very clearly remember those 1 or 2 sit-up days, and, second, because I just ADORE Carlee so verrrrrrrry much in these photos!!! Ah, happy memories!!
Much love and many blessings to you and your lovely family! xo c said...

Hee hee! I just love it too--all because of Carlee going along with her Mommy's crazy post ideas. :)

Love to you as well! See you Monday. :)

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