This one is for all you mothers out there. Wouldn’t you agree that the only “mom-things” that get done without serious kid drama are those that are interruptible?
Take dishes for example. Dishes can be done in spurts. Put a dish in the dishwasher, hand wash a big bowl, and then stop any time to change a diaper, read a story, stop a fight or put someone in time out. Same goes for laundry, sweeping, even checking emails and paying bills.
But there are things that demand uninterrupted time—even just 15 non-stop minutes—they are the toughest things to get done while the kids are awake. Like showering, reading, blogging, or (and most especially) exercising. When kids know they are not a part of something—it simply drives them bonkers! Talk about a call for tears and tantrums; just try to tell your kids you have to take a shower or exercise for a few minutes.
We all know that exercising is important. It’ll pay off in the long run, but finding the time to fit it in today can be really difficult. Whether you work a nine-to-five job or are a stay-at-home mom, you’re probably familiar with the “try-to-exercise-tomorrow syndrome.” How do you fit exercise in on a crazy busy schedule? Especially when there are other, more interesting things to do with the five minutes you have to yourself each day.
Making time to exercise is crucial though. Benefits include weight control, less health conditions and diseases, improved moods, energy boosts, more restful sleep—and better sex! Plus, exercise can be fun.
One solution for fitting exercise into busy schedules is to make it interruptible. Throughout the day, try to find moments where you can do a 30-second plank, some sit-ups or lunges. Try picking up the hand weights and do biceps and triceps for three minutes. Multiple bouts of exercise can add up to weight loss and fitness.
Another suggestion for exercising on a busy schedule is performing two-minute high-intensity intervals. This is where you bust out some jumping jacks, then switch to bicycle crunches, then burpees, and so forth. Also try a 10-minute workout.
It’s always advantageous to team up with your doctor before setting up a workout plan. Dr. Nichole Delaplante and Dr. David Jack, treat weight management as part of a comprehensive program. They partner with other weight loss specialists like surgeons, registered dietitians and nurses who can help you to meet your exercise goals and lose weight—even if you have a very busy life!
Like the rest of our team, they’re there when you need them. We’d rather you stay healthy—so fit some exercise into your every days.