I used to think that hours of cardio workouts and running on the thread mill gives me results. For many years, I ran every alternate day, and did other cardio gym exercise classes. I shunned away from weights and “difficult” classes.
Being a mother changed my mindset. Like everything else, it has to be quick and efficient. I realised quickly that while I want my health to be a priority, my son needs me to be present. Working closely with my husband, we worked out a schedule that allow me to be at the gym 4 times a week. They are three evening sessions and one Saturday morning session.
My Typical Workout Schedule looks like this
Tuesday and Thursday- Metabolic Conditioning
Wednesday and Thursday- Boxing with some Metabolic Conditioning thrown in.
On Mondays, Fridays and Sundays- I do a mix of pilates stretches at home, mini bursts of movements with my son and evening walks with my husband.
When I do travel overseas, I usually do a quick 5-10 minutes warm up, and WODS (workout of the day). They are brief and is usually around 10-20 minutes. They are usually body weight exercises. Some examples are:
– 100 burpees.
– 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 movements such as burpees, mountain climbers, squats, jumping jacks, sit ups, v-ups..etc Usually a mixture of those movements. Not all at once!
– EMOM (every minute on the minute) workouts
– AMRAP (As many rounds as possible) in 4 minutes I will do 10 of each body weight movements.
– Ab tabata
I choose to climb the stairs as often as possible and walk- sometimes while carrying my son.