And… How Do I move?

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.

Travelling 

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:

Р100 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.

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