Okay, I’ll admit it. Sometimes I feel like I can’t workout or go to the gym or walk the neighborhood or get on the treadmill because I have other stuff that just has to get done first. Even though I know I shouldn’t put it off until I have more time (which is never), I often feel like the kids, my work and the house have to be taken care of first. And, as we all know, that’s an all-day job. So… what’s a mama to do?
Well, I stumbled across this website the other day and bookmarked it immediately because I think this is an exercise theory I can get on board with. It’s called SqueezeItIn.com, and it basically gives you lots of different ways to incorporate exercise moves into the things you’re already doing throughout the day — like the laundry, grocery shopping, drying your hair, cooking and watching television. If you’re into multi-tasking, this will make a lot of sense to you!
The founders of the website are also mothers who suggest that we “let life be our workout.” The website is really cute and comes with videos that show you how to do the exercise moves correctly. It also says that “Studies show that three 10-minute bursts of activity throughout your day may have the same impact as one continuous 30-minute workout.”
In a perfect world, I would always prioritize my workout, spring out of bed and get it done at 5 a.m. before the rest of the world wakes up. But in my real world, doing ab squeezes for 10 minutes while typing out a website post is better than nothing, right? Click here to check out the Squeeze It In website. You can also read more about the program in Southern Living magazine. (Attention iPhone mamas, there’s also a free app for this! Check the App Store and search for Squeeze It In.)