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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Working Out at Home for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

I don't always work out at home.

Even though I am a work-at-home mom, I drag my kids to the YMCA once or twice a week to do yoga, barre blend, or Pilates classes. During the school year, I also do a couple of days on the step machines there. I'm a very social person, so it's not uncommon to set aside a couple of days per month to walk with friends in the park.

As much as possible, when I work out at home, I simply go for a walk or jog outside. But it's the hot Louisiana summer right now, and either it's burning up hot and humid or there is a thunderstorm.

So I have a trick for working out at home - inside the air conditioned house.

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Yes, my favorite trick is a simple aerobic step.

It's easy to store (slides behind the couch), easy to set up, and leaves me right in front of the tv the whole time I work out.

The internet is full of ideas for step workouts, so I grab moves from there. But, really, as long as I am moving, I just pop in my favorite episode on Netflix, step up and down, and keep moving my legs and arms until the episode ends.

For bonus points, I make my kids leave the room "because Mommy needs room to work out." And then I watch Orange is the New Black in blissful peace.


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Jaime Barfield said...

I like this idea. I have a treadmill and exercise bike, but they take up room in my house and I hardly use them. I actually prefer the step routines on my Wii Fit.

Mary Wimbley said...

I recently ditched my exercise bike. It was a neat little fold-up bike, but the problem with that was it stayed folded up and shoved in the closet. Not very useful there. Lately, I've been loving going to Zumba classes, and I will occasionally hop on one of the gym bikes for a few minutes before a class. However, I do miss playing Just Dance on the Wii. I'm actually considering trading the living room TV for a smaller one, putting that smaller TV in my bedroom, and stealing the Wii since my kid has pretty much abandoned it for the Xbox. :D Of course, I'd need to do a LOT of decluttering first! lol

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