It's funny the things you take for granted before you have a child. You know, like having free time to work out?
When I was in school, it was easy. I could easily fit in some gym time before, between, or after classes. In law school I'd even do my reading on a bike or elliptical.
When I graduated and was studying for the bar, I still managed to get in a run every day.
And when I started working, I'd hit the gym or go for a run before work.
But now? I do what I can, when I can. And I try to do a little something each day. So for those of you who are in a similar predicament, here are some of my favorite short-on-time exercises.
* When I was pregnant, I went for a run every morning, but it was a slow run. I also wanted to work in some strength/cross training so I picked up the 10 minute solutions prenatal pilates. It's hard to justify not having 10 minutes to spare.
* I used this same philosophy after Thatbaby was born and stuck with short video workouts. 30 minutes a day. Again, hard to claim you don't have the time. I'm a fan of the Jillian Michaels regimes.
* If you have on demand or roku, or amazon prime, or even youtube there are tons of short workout videos you can find. I do a lot of cardio kickbox and yoga in my living room!
* One of my other tricks is to multitask - this past year I've discovered television workouts. They're like drinking games, but with pushups and bicycle curls instead of shots. Google your favorite television show + workout and you'll find loads. It makes me feel better about television time we spend, and less lazy!