So currently I am trying to get my body re-aligned correctly using things like Egoscue method that my friend Sean over at his Body Restoration Clinic has set me up with. I hope to some day get certified to also teach all of you these exercises to help you get rid of aches and pains. For a long time I didn’t want to start something like this since I am not certified and I am a nut about proper form and body mechanics so you don’t get injured or further aggravate existing problems. Yet, I figured I have some good stuff to share with all of you – and if I keep it simple it will go okay.
Anyways, so these series of exercises take me about 30 mins to do and I like to do them before I do my cardio so I am training my body to work properly (more about that later). (Besides training your body to work properly in line so you don’t get aches, the excercises – and they are exercises believe me, I will incorporate some of the easier ones into my workouts such as #10 on workout #2 – is they make you feel nice and relaxed just like a massage. Really, they do!) So I started these at about 7:15 this morning…and finished them at about 10:45!
No, I didn’t workout that whole time, silly. You know that. I had the DH asking for some help with lunch, kids wanting breakfast, preschooler wanting to learn his new computer games, baby needing a nap, cleaning up from breakfast, etc. The point is, I just keep trying and I WILL get them in.
But even after all this I still wanted to get some real cardio in, at least 10-15 mins (okay, I was aiming for 20 but time is short and it is hot outside!) Baby is waking up from nap, #1 is having a melt down since I tell him computer time is over…and I am supposed to be getting ready to go to the park for a lunch/play date right now. But I am determined to get some cardio in…especially since I am encouraging all of you to get your workout in!
What did I do…set #1 up with some watercolor paints in the garage (we have a table for him), brought the high chair out and set #2 up with some snacks, and wham I got a good 12-13 minutes in before I called it quits to right this.
See, where there is a will there is a way. Don’t feel like you have to get even a whole 20 mins in to make it a workout. I know I used to think that if I couldn’t make it at least a 1/2 hour it wasn’t worth it. But you WILL reap benefits from just a few minutes of getting your heart rate up…both physically and mentally. It is not about the daily grind with your workouts, but about the long-haul…and you have a better chance of sticking with the long haul if you do even just a little bit more often than a lot not so often!
So – how do YOU get your workout in?