As a busy mom it can be difficult to find the time to fit working out into my already hectic schedule. I have tried a variety of different workout ideas that never seemed to work well for me, including workout DVDs and yoga, I just never had a lot of time to dedicate to them. during the day I clean houses full time, so I feel as if I do get a good workout doing with my day job. I incorporate stretches while I am at work to keep up on flexibility and as a busy mom my son keeps me going, which is a workout in itself. I decided that I do, indeed, spend a lot of time on my feet and moving so I could find a workout routine that would allow me some flexibility.
Wii Workout Found
A year ago I noticed that the Wii offered a variety of busy mom workout video games and thought I might give it a shot. At first purchased Just Dance for the Wii, keeping in mind that I had a toddler and he might find amusement the game himself. I found myself lucky later because my son loved watching and joining in on my busy mom workout. He would either dance beside me or have me hold him while we did the Just Dance moving and shaking, Vanilla Ice’s song Ice, Ice Baby had him going every time. I had found my busy mom workout, a fun and festive way to make my workout work for me.
Video Games For Fun
Jenny McCarthy Your Shape is my perfect workout video game, with a camera it tracks your movement and lets you know if you are doing the motions correctly. With Your Shape you can incorporate different outside objects into the workout routine, including the workout ball and dumbbells, which is what I use. Wii Fit is also one of my favorites if I can find the time away from my son to use the balance board, I love doing the yoga for flexibility.
Once a week I turn on my Wii and find myself doing a variety of different busy mom workouts, if I manage to fit it in I will workout more often then once a week. My Wii is located in my bedroom so I do not disturb anyone and this allows enough space for me to have moving room, a spot with little traffic is ideal for the busy mom workout.
How It Can Be Done
With a child that demands a lot of attention finding that busy mom workout time can be difficult, hectic weekends can sometimes hinder the workout time as well . Even if I can only manage to turn on the Wii for a half an hour busy mom workout I will, but I do like to have my busy mom workout on the Wii for an hour at a time. If something comes up during my workout, like my son needing something, I will stop and tend to him and try to hustle back to my busy mom workout time.
The End Result
I do my workout to stay toned and flexible, dancing is a passion of mine and it helps me if I keep on stretching. My Wii weekly workout also works well for me because it gives me time for myself, doing something I find enjoyable and a moment of peace. I love having my busy mom workout work for me.