okay! so after i had andrea i was very motivated to get back in shape really fast! and i did! i was doing every class possible at the gym i did body combat, body pump, cycling, belly dancing and had two personal trainers i became addicted but i guess it was a healthy addiction! i took andrea with me during my room classes she would stay in child care but she would go to cycling with me and watch up at me cycling and going up and down listening to the loud music she was so good! so in about 5 months i had the body back i wanted actually i was more toned and fit than before because before her i never worked out i had no reason to!
long behold!! just 2 years ahead not even!! im pregnant with amelia ahhh all my hard work was gone! but i was happy me and jake were gonna have a baby!! we made a baby that was actually planned so we were both just so happy.
anyway after the 9 months and here i am almost a year later i have not seen the inside of a gym! my body right now is ehh not where i want it but im not fat nor am i skinny im jut in between i guess? im in a size 5-7 jean and a medium shirt. i am nowhere close to what i was after andrea! so where im getting at is lately i have learned a new way to get a little cardio into my day with two kids okay where should i start. i think this may help some other mommys as well even though sometimes we feel so drained you can still find that energy to get some cardio in!
1.playing chase with my 3yr old for 30 mins she is super fast sometimes i cant catch her!
2.dancing!! both andrea and amelia like to dance of course amelia just bounces but andrea really dances we will dance for about an hour sometime and i use 5lb weights just to make my dancing into a little workout while in the mean time the girls are having fun!
3.walking, almost every night i walk with andrea or during amelias nap time she naps for 2 hours so it gives us plenty of time to walk the block about 4 times of course stopping to pick up rocks and other intresting things andrea thinks is just cool! so i get about a mile walk in accoring to my counter on my phone.
4. wii!! yes my wii i have about 4 workout disc i have golds gym dancing, just dance, jillian buns and thighs, and the basic workout game that comes with the wii!! this is very fun for me and also andrea this takes place when amelia is sleeping already. if you think dancing is not a workout it is, have you see shikiras abs and arms?? hello people,contract that belly in as u dnace and use light weights too!!
okay so that is my mommy cardio pretty much, there are other things i do alone when i have time (almost never) i bought a cycling bike and have a rpm video to go by so its like being in my class! trust me i feel you all i know when the kids are in bed you feel like plopping on the couch and just relaxing, but i have learned that if you get a good cardio in and get your pumping it actually benifits your health of course and boosts your energy level!
a first this may seem hard and dumb but you can make it fun and fun for the kids as well!i love it all now, i wish i could attend classes and have a personal trainer to push me to my limit and make me feel the pain! but i dont have those options anymore with two kids and no father around right now i just do what i can right now!
and i deff have my reasons on why i want to stay fit as a mommy first i want to be healthy, i want to feel good about myself, i want to encourage my girls to be active and not couch potatos!! and lastly so my husband can have a sexy wife haha!!
its not that hard at all get it started and i promise you will feel so much better after you get past the first few weeks!
i hope this helped at least one mommy!!