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Not Just a Mom – Fitness Routine

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I hope you had a great Mother’s Day yesterday! This weekend, we had a good mix of being lazy, being outside, and being productive. Now, it’s time to start a new week!

I love this little link up that Lauren, Ashley and others do, so I thought I’d join them again this month. Check out the other ladies’ posts too!

This month’s focus is on our fitness routine. I do try to stay active and do a pretty good job working out about five days a week. My struggle has always been more with balancing that with making good choices with eating! I do know that through the years, I’ve learned how important it is for me not only physically, but mentally, for me to get a workout in…even if it’s just a walk around the block.

For the past few years, I’ve implemented intermittent fasting into my daily life. For the past two years, I’ve pretty regularly followed the LEAN program with Amanda Nighbert. Basically, besides intermittent fasting, the program encourages carb cycling, workouts, and tracking the macros of the food you eat.

What I love about the program is that most workouts can be completed at home although I do like to go to the gym to use the elliptical or stationary bike when that’s an option. Most of the workouts are 30-40 minutes, so when I’m in my usual school year groove, I get up at least two mornings a week to workout. I’m not one who can get up early every morning and my husband often runs in the morning, so I have to coordinate with that. The workouts focus on arms, legs, full body, and HIIT (with some other options thrown in).

working out at home

During this time of quarantine, she’s been sharing weekly challenges which I love…and gives me an extra brief workout for the day.

Of course, with the extra time, we’ve been bike riding a lot as a family, and I’ve tried to take a walk most days as well.

Also, to change up my routine recently, I’ve busted out my Beach body 21 Day Fit DVDs. I really do love these workouts…again, they are around 30 minutes, can be completed at home, and really give you a good workout.

Admittedly, I’ve struggled a bit with staying on top of my diet and workouts during this quarantine period. Some weeks, I’m more motivated than other weeks. After giving myself grace for a few weeks, I started back tracking my macros because you can’t out run a bad diet! Also, I’ve still been having back issues which has limited some of the workouts I can do. That’s what actually made me turn to the DVDs because I love the Pilates and Yoga videos that are included. I’m back to giving myself grace, but also trying to keep moving even if it’s just a 30 minutes walk some days.

So, that’s a peek at my workout routine. I really do love the schedule of it and all the factors combined help me be successful.

Next month’s topic is: Fun Facts!

I hope you have a great week! We only have two more full weeks of distance learning. I think we can do it!

Take care,

4 thoughts on “Not Just a Mom – Fitness Routine

  1. I always aim for 5 days of exercise a week but often fall short of that. Other than hiking with my boys I am pretty awful about finding other ways to stay active.

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    1. Yes! I aim for 5 days too. I’ve seen something research about how getting Vitamin D in the first 30 minutes are awake helps your mood, so I’m trying to walk first thing in the morning the next couple of weeks…& squeeze in other workouts too

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