Deck of cards workout

It's WORKOUT WEDNESDAY! Are you read to move your body? Of course you are! (disclaimer: this is a recycled post back from 2008 but it's a great workout so I'm featuring it again today!) :) Get a deck of cards and get ready to sweat! Decide how many cards you will be using. Here is a general guideline: If you are a beginner exerciser start with 5 cards If you are moderate exerciser start with 10 cards If you are an advanced exerciser, start with 20 cards and if you are Continue Reading

Multitasking while running

Here are a few of the things I did during my running workout on my treadmill: changed 2 diapers broke up 5 fights over the same ridiculous toys changed the channel 2 times and then put in a movie.  (that no one watched) got two different drinks (not for me) went back for two different snacks. (again, not for me) nursed a cranky baby helped a preschooler "clean up" after using the bathroom So much for a stress free workout, huh?  No matter how many interruptions, I still felt Continue Reading

Out with the old, in with the new

My mission for 2010? Lose the baby weight while juggling life with three small children. It's definitely not mission impossible, but it WILL be a challenge! What challenges are you facing for 2010? Here is a round up of my favorite posts from 2009. Happy New Year gang! January 2009: How the gym is just like high school February 2009: Skinny vs. Strong March 2009:  When the gym doesn't work out, mommy still needs a workout! April 2009: 8 Ways to Motivate: Get Your Workout Continue Reading

Kegel Exercises: My Main Squeeze

Today's guest post is courtesy of Kara Thom, who blogs over at Mama Sweat. (not familiar with her blog? Go there now, you are missing out!) She manages to find time for fitness even though she now has 4 kids to work around her schedule.  Thank you Kara for the great advice! Focusing on the positive here. Focusing on what I can do with this postpartum body of mine, and what's left of my time and energy. That focus then, is on the almighty Kegel -- yes, I'm talking about exercising the Continue Reading