Hi Fit Moms!! Have any of you thought about a fitness goal for yourself? Stepping out of the box? Joining CrossFit or signing up for a Turkey Trot?? Well, if you haven’t got there yet, please think about it. It’s a fun way to get you out of your comfort zone, it gives you a goal to shoot for, and you may even fall in love with it!!
I was thinking of how lucky we are here in Southern California with our weather. We can get out of the house and go for a walk or run, or do a boot camp any time of the year….so, for us, there’s no excuse to not get outside and get moving!! However, if you live in another part of the country where weather can be a challenge, don’t get discouraged! Equip yourself with the right kind of tools to make a great workout in your home!
If you have a two-story home, use your stairs! You can run up and down your stairs for a quick cardio burst in between some weights, or go slower and skip stairs. (Just be careful) Another exercise I like to give my clients is just using the bottom step of the staircase, and run up and down just that last step to get your blood pumping!!! Time yourself, do it for a minute. Squats and stationary lunges are great, and you don’t even have to use any weights to get a good leg workout! Isometric core exercises are great because you can do them anywhere!! Get on the floor while watching your favorite tv show and hold a plank during the commercials. Push-ups are easy to do anywhere too. If you don’t have a lot of upper body strength, start on your knees and push off of a chair or table to start. When you get stronger, then take the push-up to the floor on your knees. After that, you’re ready to start doing full push-ups!!
You can ALWAYS find 10-20 minutes out of your day to get a little heart-pumping exercise in! Don’t feel that because you don’t have a full hour or more to workout, that you should just scratch it….No no no! Even “15 minutes here, 10 minutes there, and another 15 later on” will all add up in the end. It’s not a waste of time to do a little something 2 or 3 times out of your day!! And remember, when you DO HAVE that free time, make the best of it!!! Go hard! You’ll be proud and happy you did!
Make the change TODAY!!! No more excuses!!
Here’s a picture of me during my Mt. Whitney climb last month. It was 22 miles round trip. We started at 8500 ft and climbed to 14,464 ft, and it took us 7 hours up and 6 hours down!!
Kick Some Butt, Fit Moms!
Orange County, Ca