My week has been filled with trial and error, as I try to figure out the best schedule for myself and my girls. Not only am I responsible to take care of my girls, but I also need to continue to work full time from home. I am doing my best to strip my day down to the bare minimum, so that I have enough time to work. In addition, I am evaluating my activities to see which ones are too important for me to cut out.
Something I plan to keep a part of our schedule is exercise.
Typically, as a family, we enjoy going for a walk to the pond. However, it is winter and I have two babies, which means our family walks have been put on hold until it warms up a bit. I would not want us to catch a cold.
In an effort to start working out at home, I dusted off my :08 min. Abs VHS! I have other workout videos that I could have picked instead so let me just shed some light onto why I chose this one.
Time - like I said before, I am a Mama of two little girls. I barely have time to take a shower, let alone workout. So, I needed a workout video that would not take a lot of time. This video is great, because it's only 8 minutes long.
No Equipment Needed - this is not a workout that I have to do when the girls are asleep, because I need the entire living room to myself. This morning, I just shoved the toys out of my way and made enough space so that I could lay down and do my workout.
Routine - at this point in time, I am not convinced that this video will give me abs like those featured on the VHS cover. However, this workout can help me to continue to keep exercise a part of my daily routine. Over the next few months, I might only have 8 minutes for my workout and that's okay. Those 8 minutes might be able to grow into more workout time. The key is for me to continue to exercise, so that I will continue to make time to workout.
Being An Example - as a mother of two girls it is my responsibility to teach them how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Part of that lifestyle includes exercising on a daily basis. By exercising at home, my girls get to watch me and learn that it can be fun to do crunches.