For many of us, our days are absolutely chaotic. We have so much to do in so little time. If only we could add more hours into our days. However, as a mum of 3 who needs to juggle being a mummy and a business professional, I’ve come to understand that if we organise our chaos, we will be amazed at how much we can actually get done without realizing it!
You often hear the phrase “Make time to exercise“, to be honest I’ve used it myself but the fact of the matter is, by the time you have a moment to yourself, the moment you have some free time, exercising is the LAST thing you want to do! You’re tired and exhausted and the thought of actually moving at all from that soft, warm sofa makes you cringe. But all is not lost mamas, you CAN squeeze in exercises through your daily chores.
Below is an example of how you can incorporate exercises, exercises you could do between, while, after chores.
First thing you wake up:
Before your shower and breakfast: 3 rounds 20 jumping jacks, Jog 20 seconds, 15 jumping jacks, Jog 20 seconds, 10 jumping jacks Jog 10 seconds
Before your next snack or before cooking lunch 3 rounds 20 high knees, Jog 20 seconds, 15 high knees, Jog 20 seconds, 10 high knees Jog 20 seconds
Before eating lunch: 3 rounds 20 low switch kicks, Jog 20 seconds, 15 low switch kicks, Jog 20 seconds, 10 low switch kicks Jog 20 seconds
Before eating dinner or before your last shower of the day: 3 rounds 20 squats, Jog 20 seconds, 15 squats, Jog 20 seconds, 10 squats Jog 20 seconds
In total, by end of day you’d have done:
135 jumping jacks
135 high knees
135 low switch kicks
That’s 540 repetitions of exercise without really feeling it, now that’s not bad for someone who doesn’t have time to workout ey? If you can’t allocate 30-60 minutes of exercise at one time then break it up and do it through the day. Doing it here and there counts!
Do what works for you and YOUR lifestyle, as long as you’re doing something, as long as you’re moving then it ALL counts.
Remember, Organize your chaos.