Fit Friday #2
When I found out I was expecting my 3rd I told myself I would continue to exercise and eat healthy. What I forgot was that I usually get very bad morning sickness which lasts all day, not just the morning. So for the first 4 months I didn’t move. Then when it finally stopped I no longer had the drive to exercise, so I didn’t.
Fast forward to when baby is born and now not only haven’t I worked out in ages, but I have all this baby weight to lose. So I started from scratch. When I first started, it hurt! I did not want to do it and dreaded when those times would come. I also hated seeing how out of shape I was. “You mean I can’t easily do a 1 minute plank? Those push ups look so easy, not!” It was frustrating for me. So I started slow. And after time I got better and better. And as we speak I am still trying to improve.
But, getting out to a gym or even setting aside 30 minutes to work out is not easy. The good news is that you don’t need to go to a gym or set aside 30 minutes to exercise.
You can do short 10 minute workouts that will really change your body as long as you push yourself. You need to give it your all.
On the days that I don’t find time to do my usual workout I try to commit to doing:
Another way to get more exercise in would be to walk more. Park further away from the store you are going to. Get off the bus one or two stops early. The more you walk the stronger your body will get and you will eventually find you have more stamina as well.
Who doesn’t need some extra work on their abs!?
You can do just these exercises each day or add them to your regular routine. Either way your body will be benefiting.
As I said, it’s all about baby steps. If these exercises are hard for you, its totally normal! Over time the more you do them the stronger you will get and the sooner you will have an easier time, not to mention great results!
Thank you for posting this. It could be a good way to find motivation to do simple exercise more frequently – we've been very haphazard about exercise lately.