As a busy mom of three, I am learning that time to do anything not kid- or baby-related is very short. I am lucky that I have a full-time partner in parenting, but even with two sets of hands, the kids outnumber us. It is increasingly difficult to find time to do all the millions of things we have to do, not to mention the things we should be doing. And let's just face it, exercise is not at the top of my list. In fact, even though I go walking (around two miles, four times a week), I only go because a) if I don't Shelli will think I'm a slacker, and b) I totally need to talk to an adult female on a regular basis. So, basically, if I'm not forced to and it isn't fun, I'm not going to exercise.
That's why I liked an article in The Spectrum this week about the women who came up with SqueezeItIn.com, where you can watch videos on exercises you can do around the house or in your everyday mom tasks. If you're looking for some toning techniques that you can fit into your everyday activities, check it out. It's a very nicely designed site, and the videos are quick and easy-to-understand (there are written instructions, too, but I like how the videos demonstrate how to do the exercise and what you should be feeling, etc.).
Now if you see me doing "Schoolyard Squats" at the park or "Squeeze Backs" in the freezer aisle, you'll know why I'm in that ridiculous position.
PS When Adam read the article in the paper he started making fun of the idea. Not for everyone. And you can be sure I'll be hiding from him while I do my "Countertop Push Ups" or "Laundry Legs" so he doesn't laugh at me!