Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Ways to Fit Exercise into Your Day

It occurred to me yesterday after my post that there are more ways to fit exercise into your life and most of them I actually try to do. You know, since my running plan bombed.
1. If you want to pull muscles you never knew you had search for Tracy Anderson on YouTube. She is the trainer that used to work with Madonna and currently still works with Gwyneth Paltrow.
2. If you are a member of Netflix you can watch 10 Minute Solution work out videos instantly or add them to your queue. I do have the luxury of having an infant that still takes several naps a day so I can usually fit one of these into my day.
3. Any workout videos. I am a fan of these because they are cheap and you can do them at home. My first experience with workout videos was the original Billy Blanks Taebo on, oh yes, VHS.
4. Play with your kids. I play as much as you can play with a 3 1/2 month old and he likes it. I heard Heidi Klum say, in an interview, the other day that one way she exercises is to jump on the trampoline with her kids. I know when I used to baby sit we would jump on the trampoline all day long, it seemed like.
5. And of course, the things you hear all the time: Park in the back of the parking lot, take stairs instead of elevators, etc.


Sarah Elizabeth Buckner said...

A couple of things I do:
- Put some music on while you're getting ready in the morning. It promotes dancing, often involuntary.
- Forget the beater. Use your arm. (This is only because my beater has been broken, but it's great exercise, especially if you do 5 minutes with one arm and then switch)
- Spontaneous jumping jacks when you get to a new room of the house.
- Walk down the hall on tip-toes.

Your blog is great by the way! I love these daily posts!

Chris & Cary Plunkett said...

You are so funny! I can actually see you doing these things. Especially the first thing and if it's Black Eyed Peas :)