Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 32

3 Ways to Exercise in A Pinch - The new Mom work-out that anyone can do!
Note: If you don't have a baby substitute "Baby" for "15 pound weights" if you would actually like to do these exercises.

1. Holding a baby and picking up anything from the floor (nunus (pacifier), a book, nunus, your phone, nunus, etc. etc. etc.) It feels a lot like sit ups only I feel it in my quads too. It's pretty good for toning I've found.

2. Running around your house searching for: nunus, diaper cloth, diaper, new onesie, new baby outfit, new pants for yourself (because yours has spit-up/etc., etc. on it), the diaper bag, the book you were reading during nap time, your sanity, etc. etc. (Basically I've become Inspector search for things in my house. My house is equipped with 37 black holes, and one hour in the house equates to at least half an hour as a contestant on a game show from the early '90s Nickelodeon (GUTS, Legends of the Hidden Temple, or even that video game one where they go inside the video game...Nick Arcade? Yeah...I think that one was Nick Arcade).

3. Sitting up a million times in the middle of the night because "I think I heard the baby"....that might just be me. I really don't think all moms do this, but they might? I just always think I hear her...and then I end up doing crunches from all those sit-ups when I'm trying to get a better listen.

Also notable exercises: 
-lunging for the cat/dog/household pet so they don't eat the baby food/our food/anything
-Shushing the babe when she's got a tummy ache - basically just walking around the house with the baby 
-Hiding behind something and jumping out to get a reaction. Yes, you can still do that with a 15 pound weight, but maybe you want to borrow a nephew or niece for that one or something.

Anyway - hope you liked these exercises. Repeat for best results!