- The best thing I ever did was buy an exercise ball. Anything I do that requires sitting, I replace the chair with the ball (ie. when I am feeding baby in highchair, I sit on the ball, or now when I am on the computer). Sitting on the ball forces you to work core muscles and stabilizer muscles...that is good. If you feel like getting more out of it, do some hip rocking. If you find you have more time, you can do a million stretches and exercises on it.
- This one I am sure makes me look like a crazy person...who cares. When I have the babes in the stroller, I throw in 20 lunges every once in a while. Lunges are great, they work your thighs and glutes (butt). Anything to get back into pre-pregnancy jeans, right!
- I read somewhere that the average craving lasts about 2 minutes. Whenever I find myself craving something, I drop and do some push-ups (this is only when I am at home) until the craving goes away. I wouldn't try this at the mall.
- When I am on the floor playing with tots, I throw in about 20 bench presses. I use The Little Guy for weight. He loves it, although you do run the risk of getting drooled on!
Workout as you go!
I had Plain Jane Mom's post on my mind, and since it is Works for Me Wed., I thought I would let you in on my workout tips...I used to be a gym cat. When baby # 2 came along, it became clear to me that the gym was (for now) a distant memory, so we dropped our membership. Now I have come to the realization that even if you don't have large blocks of time to devote to working out (I don't), you can still work out in little spurts.