Guerrilla Fitness, part 2

IMG_0529Think of it as the fitness version of guerrilla marketing – finding unconventional ways to work fitness into your daily routine in order to reach your fitness goals. In this series, I’ll share a variety of ways I’ve found to work fitness back into my daily routine, even with my littles running around!

The Workout-Where-And-When-You-Can Game

Think of this like a SAHM’s drinking game, without the drinking (until the babies are in bed, that is!). A SAHM’s day can be very monotonous, with multiple diaper changes, toddlers questioning everything you say with “why,” and the never ending piles of laundry. Why not turn your everyday tasks into a way to work in a little fitness? Examples can include:

  • 10 squats for every missing sock discovered while folding laundry
  • 20 calf raises every time your toddler demands “more juice!” (without saying “please,” of course)
  • 1 burpee for every toy you pick up during naptime
  • hold a plank while your toddler “works out” her tantrum in time outBabies Make Great Sit Up Weights

The possibilities are endless!

Check out this mom – she’s got the SAHM guerrilla fitness thing going on!

Guerrilla Fitness

Or, how a SAHM works on her fitness.

push-ups-888024_640In my pre-baby life, I was a self-proclaimed gym rat. I spent anywhere from 10-12 hours a week lifting weights, training for races, blowing off steam…and I loved it. The gym was my happy place. If I had something going on in the evening, I’d get up at 4:30am and do my workout in the morning. Sometimes I’d get up and run 4-5 miles in the morning, then go to the gym after work and lift for another 30 minutes. And, I kept this “pace” throughout most of my first pregnancy.

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