Good morning everyone! I just wanted to write a quick post about working out today. Yesterday, I listened to an interview with a lady, Kate Northrup, who was talking about our perception of time and money. It was very interesting and if you get a chance to check out her community, please do (I don’t get any money from promoting her, I just really like what she has to offer and feel it would be helpful to anyone struggling in either areas)!
Dr. Shefali gave her an example of, “What do you tell a busy mother who says she doesn’t have time to go to the gym to work out?” She said, “That’s a big expectation for a busy mom. Why does she need to go to the gym?” I TOTALLY agree! Yes, as a mom, it would be nice to get out of the house and work out with other people my age, however, I’m not the type of person who expects myself to go work out 4 days a week out of the house when I have a lot of other things going on in my life. Plus, I’m too frugal to pay for a gym membership when I can do everything I want at my house.
My solution to this, is to work out at home or when you’re slow at work or out and about just disperse it throughout the day. Best of all, I don’t need gym equipment because I have a 35 pound toddler and a 16 pound baby. So what I do, is I hold my baby and do squats or lunges. I also use him to work out my arms (see pictures below). Or I put my toddler on my back and run around like a horse. We don’t need to over complicate things, peeps! This is one thing that I tell my toddler, any type of movement is WONDERFUL for your body! We should be moving throughout the day, especially when we have kiddos! They are constantly moving when their awake, let’s meet them and play with them!