Something my daughter's physical therapist recently suggested to me is incorporating my daughter into my workout routine. Lifting her up, dancing around with her, etc. I know there are some "Baby & Me" workouts that you can find on DVD or On Demand.
I also recently read that short bouts of exercise throughout the day are just as effective as one long workout once a day. The key is to get your heart rate up high enough that it has to recover to come back to normal. Apparently this is just like doing intervals when you're working out! Coach Jen has some great 10 minute videos that you can check out here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness _v ideos.asp I hear the Bootcamp videos are AWESOME!!
Most importantly, hang in there! I know it's frustrating to fit exercise into your schedule but do what you can now and before you know it your daughter will be school and you can start fitting more "me time" into your schedule!!
Hope that helps!
** Mary Jane **
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I used to walk with my daughter but now that it's so cold I haven't been working out at all. And it's showing on the scale! I don't have the time or money for the gym so walking was perfect. I have an elliptical in my basement/play room but I haven't used it yet becuase I just know if I try to get on it in the evenings for like 30 minutes my daughter isn't going to let me. She just turned 1 and can't play by herself for too long if I'm there. She just wants to play with me so there is no way that she'll just chill in the pack and play for 30 minutes while she sees me 10 feet away on the elliptical. So, any suggestions on how I can start getting my work out back on track?
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