So this is the magic question..When do you find time to work out?
I am a very organized person, everything that goes on in our family is written on a calendar. I have a calendar hanging in our closet and every workout, appointment, playdate, friend visit, doctor appointment ect is written out. Each sunday I will look at the week ahead and what is planned and will add my workouts accordingly. So some days I may work out before work, some after work some I will squeeze in on my hour lunch break it all depends whats scheduled that week. Here are some workouts that I fit into my weekly schedule.
This is one of my favorite workouts for Mondays or days I know will have a lot on my plate and may stress. Jogging or running acts as a wonderful stress reliever to me. I don’t have to count reps, or think about what comes next, I just shut my mind and go. During summer I run through my neighborhood or the park close by, my kids are usually playing in the yard while my hubby is with them either playing or doing something outside. During winter I will run on my treadmill in the bedroom usually as soon as I get home from work to get it out of the way (If I prepped dinner ahead, if not then after dinner). On the weekends while the babies and hubby are still sleeping I will sneak away to hike a near by mountain either by my self or my brother, mom or sister-in-law. Keeping it healthy in the family 😉
Since my treadmill is in our bedroom due to space reasons I can not run in the morning and wake my husband or kids that may have crawled in our bed during night :-). I set my alarm 45 minutes before and get up and do a 25 minute T25 workout DVD or I pull YouTube videos such as Pop Sugar Fitness, they are quick and just as effective, and no ones sleep is disturbed 😉
Working out at work
I have a mostly sitting job so every hour I will get up and stand behind my chair and do squats, lunges, jumping jacks, planks or stretches. I also bought this little bike that can go under your desk, or beside your desk if you are tall like me. You can find a similar one here. On the days that I have an hour lunch I put my building’s 4 flight of stairs to a good use for 30 minutes. I will go up and down the stairs for 15 minutes then I will do stair jump squats. If I do not feel like doing stairs I would jump rope or do a you tube video on my cell phone. It’s even better during spring and fall to do this outside. I bring a change of clothes of course to wear during workouts..you dont want to be smelly at work 😉 Doing this with a co-worker is of course much more fun.
Family fun workout
This one is always fun because it’s with your kiddos. My kids enjoy it and giggle just as much as I do. I play chase with my 8-year-old and he even runs with me through the neighborhood. We go to the park and I will run while he rides his bike. At home I will take my two and a half-year old and put him on my shoulders for some killer squats and lunges. I will plank with him on my back or what he loves the most is when I am doing push ups and he sneaks under for some kisses. If I am doing kettle bell workouts they will each grab one and mimic everything I do. Sets a great example for your kids!
Local health clubs
The fitness industry is on such a rise there are health clubs, crossfit centers, YMCAs, Zumba classes on every corner. What’s awesome that it does not cost arm and leg like some of the huge name gyms. I am a member at Fitness 19 and dues for my husband and I are $7 a month per person, that’s $14 for both of us!!! Can’t beat that. You can add kids room for $9 which is still an awesome deal. Planet fitness is expanding quickly, search for a planet fitness near you they are only $10 a month. They are the home of the Judgement Free Zone® where no one is judged
As you see there are many resources to get fit, we just have to fight our self and stop making excuses and go and kick butt!