This week I guess I’m stretching the mixer theme a little bit to share with you some great fitness videos that busy moms can find time to do and enjoy. I don’t talk a lot about exercise here, but I really am a fitness nut. From the time I was a kid doing my mom’s calisthenics VHS, staying fit has been an important part of my life. Now that I’m a mom, I can’t find the time or cash for fancy gym memberships, but I do make daily exercise a priority…generally at naptime.
Before I was pregnant, Jillian Michaels on Netflix was my main go-to. Love her kick-butt workouts. I’ve never finished any of her DVDs feeling less than satisfied. My faves are Banish Fat Boost Metabolism and Ripped in 30.
Now that I’m about 17 weeks pregnant, I’ve changed out the workouts a little. My newest find is Blogilates, a great source of short videos, focusing mainly on Pilates, but also including dance workouts, HIIT, cardio, and other toning workouts. The host, certified Pilates instructor Cassey Ho, is extremely motivating, and chats through her routines like she’s your best friend. Her blog is chock-full of everything fitness & I’m absolutely thrilled to have found her. Sure, she wears booty shorts & rocks out to pop tunes, but the girl knows her stuff! Love that I can mix & match from hundreds of videos each day until Summerbeth wakes up from her nap. We’re talking gonna-be-sore-tomorrow challenging. Love it! Try this 10 minute arms & abs workout, for starters.
Last, but not least, 10 Minute Solutions: Prenatal Pilates is totally worthwhile, especially during the latter months of pregnancy. Lisbeth Garcia, teaching at 36 weeks pregnant, is a sweet host and talks you through the movements as she leads the 5-part pilates program, made up of 10 minute segments targeting different muscle groups. This is the workout I do when I’m not feeling super energetic, but still want to fit in some exercise. It’s not pigtails and kittycats easy, but you won’t be drenched in sweat either.
Hope you’ll take the time for fitness today and maybe check out one of these workouts for busy moms like us.
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