Strange Magic Free Printables and More! #StrangeMagic

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Get healthy with Mercola & Giveaway!

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Time to Rock Our DisneySide in 2015! #DisneySide

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Do Laundry the Natural Way with Molly's Suds

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5 Lessons Learned from being a Dance Mom

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Category Archives: Fitness

Workouts For Busy Moms

Workouts For Busy Moms

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Most weeks I can make the gym regularly. Life likes to happen though so sometimes the gym is out of the question, unless I go at 6am and sorry I like my sleep too much for that. Because of those kinds of days I started to look for ways to get in some sort of exercise no matter what. 

These workouts won’t give you your ultimate mile time, best distance, or even be the most grueling workout ever. What these workouts lack in that they make up for in spending time with your kids, getting the whole family active, and anything is better than sitting on the couch doing nothing. Right?

1. Take the kids for a run

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Sure it is more like a fast walk for you but you will still cover some ground, get in your steps, and burn calories. Side note: this is also a fantastic way to wear them out for nap/bedtime. Not that I would know or anything…

2. Head to the playground and participate

Yes I said participate. No that doesn’t include Instagraming the sunlight shining on your kid’s hair perfectly. We all read that a article about being the mom on their phone at the park. Well stick it to her and everyone else. Get on the swings, slide down the slides if you can fit, they seem to be smaller than I remember or play tag. You will remember how much you loved this as a kid, your kids will love having fun with you, and if you promise not to break something go ahead and show them how to jump off a moving swing.

3. Play video games

Wait isn’t that a couch activity? Not if you’re playing Wii Sports or one of the dance games. You are up, moving, albeit awkwardly, and a little competitive spirit never hurt anyone.

4. Go to a bounce house or a pool

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You can’t tell by the picture but I’m exhausted from climbing up those tiny stairs a million times!

If you haven’t been in a moon bounce or trampoline playhouse yet, you are missing out! Parents get to play with the kids and it’s awesome. You are never too old for bouncing. Pools are great for the same reason, everyone can join. That means no laying on the chair sunbathing. You will still get sun in the pool too. Swimming is also one of the best exercises out there, especially if you have joint issues. 

5. Turn boring chores like laundry and vacuuming into a workout. 

They suck and you have to do them, why not get something out of them? Do squats with the never empty laundry baskets, make it harder by trying to lift them with the kids hiding in them. I like to do lunges when I vacuum, tone my glutes and quads and get all those crumbs at the same time. 

Do you have another way to get in fitness no matter where you are? I would love to hear it!

Race Number 2 of 2014: Yes I’m Pretty Sure I Am NOT Crazy

Race Number 2 of 2014: Yes I’m Pretty Sure I Am NOT Crazy

I had no idea a year ago that I would be running another race, let alone 2. And definitely not within 2 weeks of each other. But hey what can I say, I like to push boundaries including my own.    Since running my race 2 weekends ago, I slacked off. I have not ran atContinue Reading

Getting Ready for Race Day or Running For Dummies

As I’m getting ready for my first race of the season- happening tomorrow yikes- I thought it would be a good time to revisit my wisdom from this post: Running Tips and Tricks. When I wrote this one, I was an idealist. I was training for my first 5K and I thought I had a graspContinue Reading

Reforming Healthy Fitness Habits

  This time last year I was the healthy, working out queen. I was in the gym 2-3 days a week, running 3 days a week, and my eating habits were stellar. Then I ran my first 5k and afterwards the running slacked off. I made the rookie mistake of not signing up for moreContinue Reading

Spring has Sprung, 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Workout

Spring has Sprung, 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Workout

Spring cleaning is usually associated with purging your house of extra clutter and scrubbing it down to rid yourself of all the germs.  I want to suggest that while you are reorganizing closets and freshening up, take time to look at your workout. Like any routine in our lives it can become stale, boring, orContinue Reading

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