Excersize/yoga/cardio question

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2013 at 7:11 PM

In all seriousness, no excuses, I have three kids under age five, a burning desire to do cardio, and truly and sincerely am kept sooo busy with the kids that I can't fit in exercise.. Or any me time for that matter. It's summer and they are now napping. I plan to use their nap to do yoga DVDs and set up my gazelle elliptical and run on it when they nap. Any other at home exercise ideas? Any mom exercise tips? What is the bare minimum that I MUST fit into my life??

Thanks! Mia

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on June 11, 2013
at 07:36 PM

The bare minimum for exercise for anyone out there, mom or not, is more than none. Don't fret about "enough", when you struggle to get any time in -- just get any time in. :-)

For in-home, fairly quiet exercising I think yoga and an elliptical is a pretty okay start. I would also suggest getting a nice set of dumbbells, and doing at home weight training; this includes bodyweight exercises, and movements like lunges.

Between all those, I think you should have all of your bases covered. :-)


on June 11, 2013
at 10:40 PM

as a woman, you should fit in some weight lifting and HIIT to maintain major muscle.

You can buy cardio CD's online and download them onto your computer from Amazon or just buy them and recieve them in the mail I did a demo from Veena Bidasha and it's great cardo in my opinion. You can google some demo videos to see what they are like. http://www.bellytwins.com/sh_dvd.htm

Also, I use this for pilates. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005L0XY5C

I used to follow a youtube channel of HIIT videos. However, I haven't touched it in like almost a year and it's really changed. I looked through the videos and... some of the great ones I used were deleted or replaced with this new blonde girl. it's weird. Disregard the food videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/insanehomefatloss

Hope this helps you as it has helped me.



on June 11, 2013
at 08:00 PM

Check out "you are your own gym", it's all bodyweight exercises you can do in your own home. If you have an ipad or iphone you can get the app for a few $. There is also a book if you prefer a non electronic format. The exercises and plans progress as you get stronger so you are constantly challenged.

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