Some days are busier then others for me and as a mom there’s really little time for myself on the days where I’m home with Ava.
I had last Friday off from work. Usually I take Friday as a rest day when it comes to working out, but I felt like getting in some cardio.
In the morning we took Cooper for a 20 minute walk (Yes I count that as exercise especially when you are pushing a 30lb kid in the stroller and up hills) When we got back from our walk I started to do a short cardio workout at home with Jumping Jacks, Jogging, Jump Rope, Heisman Hops, Quick Feet, etc.
That was until Ava decided she didn’t want to workout with me anymore. I had to stop my workout because she was doing things she shouldn’t be doing….. like pulling glass lids out of our pantry and running around with a lotion bottle that she found in the bathroom. Oh yeah and she stuck her hand in the toilet, luckily it was just water.
So that workout got put on hold and I was fine with it, but I did log the 8 minutes of Cardio that I had completed.
We headed to my friends for a couple hours and Ava played with her friends. It was fun to catch up with my friend, even though its hard having full conversations when you are both chasing around your kids.
After a few hours, Ava was wiped and came home for a long nap! I was able to finally get some computer work done and then I decided to do a quick Kickboxing workout.
I got to about 15 minutes of kicking butt and then realized Ava would be getting up soon from her nap so I decided to stop so that I could shower.
I would have loved to continue for another 15 minutes but I try to get as much done when she naps as possible and showering was a MUST.
So while I would have much rather completed 30-45 minutes of cardio in one shot first thing in the morning, some days don’t go as planned and you just gotta roll with it. As long as you work hard those minutes COUNT!
If you work out at home, do you find sometimes your workouts are broken up from (at home) distractions like kids, phone, dogs, etc?
What’s your favorite cardio workout?