Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I am so sore, still! I took my kids to the park on Monday to play and since they really hate taking walks at the park and I needed to get some sort of activity in I decided that while they played I would keep myself moving and get that workout in.
I walked and ran around the perimiter of the playground, I did jumping jacks, I did walking lunges, I did squats, I did picnic table pushups (feet on the gound with hands leaning on table top of the picnic table) which are quite effective, and I did step ups using the bench of the picnic table.
I moved for an hour and I am still feeling it. My legs and my butt and my chest are all sore, two days later.
I got some pretty strange looks from people. Like "what the heck is that lady doing?" but I herd some other people talking and it sounded like they were pretty impressed. Most moms just sit on the park bench or picnic tables and watch there kids play, I was using them as workout equipment and I was not using the excuse that I don't have time.
I'm planning on taking Lyra to the park this afternoon and Im going to do the same thing. It is a really great workout, I can see why the contestants on the biggest loser end up dropping large numbers on the days when the gym is closed and they have to workout outside.
Make time for yourself today! No excuses.