A mom’s schedule isn’t 9-5. Your job is non stop from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed and finding time for yourself to exercise is difficult, yet necessary. It is true that you can give more when you take care of yourself. So when it comes to fitness, there are ways to stay consistent in getting in workouts so that you can take better care of yourself, and your family. Here are some ways to create a solution to the time crunch when you don’t think you have any.
• Split your workouts in two. This is especially beneficial for stay at home moms who may only have a few minutes at a time to take for themselves. You can achieve great results by taking 15 minutes in the morning and then 15-20 more in the evening to get your heart rate pumping and your metabolism moving. Live Lean Today provides a complete series of home programs for just these types of workouts to promote optimum results in very little time.
• Use the playground. Go to the local park in your gym clothes. You can use this time to exercise with your kids by running around with them. Kids love to run! So run with them. Body squats, lunges, and pushups on the slide are just a few exercises you can do at the playground while never taking your eyes off the kids.
• Build a home gym. Resistance bands, small dumbbells and an exercise ball can be used for unlimited workouts in a short amount of time.
• Full body exercises. Learn how to combine exercises together and perform them in a circuit. This will burn a ton of calories and keep your workout time short.
If the motivation is there, a solution can be found. The phrase “I don’t have time” should never be an excuse not to exercise. Become fit for life by getting the kids involved, teaching them about fitness and setting a good example, you can get in shape too. There are also many exercises and workouts to be done from home in a short time to keep you consistent. When the commitment is made, the answer will present itself.