You just don't have time to make it to the gym, huh?!

Lately, I hear a lot of excuses...I just don't have time to make it to the gym. Well, here is a quick workout that you can honestly complete in 5 minutes..IF YOU DO NOT TAKE A TIMEOUT!!

Here it is: 30 squat jumps
                10 burpees
                50 mountain climbers
                10 pushups
                40 jumping jacks
                10 situps

Do 3 sets and if you do not take a time out then you will have finished within 5 minutes!!

Keep it going, even when you do not think you can

How many times have you told yourself "I will start my diet tomorrow." or "Well since I ate that, I might as well just make it another 'cheat' day." or how about this one..."I just don't feel like working out today, maybe tomorrow." Here is the thing..if we waited for when we felt like doing something or when the time was right, do you know how much time we wasted and could have really invested in moving forward and improving yourself.
I'm a big planner. I like everything to be set up and prepared, even my workout time slots. But sometimes life happens and more important priorities arise, forcing you to re-adjust your schedule...that doesn't mean you have to throw in your towel for the day. You just have to think of it like an agility drill, dodge it, relocate yourself, and keep moving forward as best as you can. You are not always going to "feel" like working out or "feel" like eating clean..some days you just wanna sit on the couch, eat junk, and drink a few 'beverages' BUT..If you have a goal that requires movement..you have to get up and fake it til you make it. Tell yourself, I'm going to eat what I was scheduled to eat and pretend its whatever...or I'm going to get on the cardio machine and at least go for one mile....9 times out of 10, you just need to stop thinking and just start doing. Once you get started, you won't want to quit on yourself, on your efforts, on your promise that YOU made to YOURself. Listen, you can do this. Everything you need is already within yourself. Now go out there and make it happen! 

Time for fitness is possible, even for mothers! - 04/18/12

When we were in our early 20's we probably could be found in nice bodyfitting clothes, maybe even sporting out our legs or our arms and some in high stilletoes. Of course I'm talking about women. We were strong independent and confident. Then came marriage and the baby carriage :)
All of a sudden, our lives changed and we stopped sporting those form fitting clothes and gravitated towards the relaxed fitted jeans, loose blouse, and flats or ballet shoes as we call them now. Funny how life changes. With the physical dress attire changing, so too did our priority on ourselves including fitness and health goals.
I'm here to say "MOMS shake out of it!! We have to keep our strong, independent and confident selves even while we had the husband and/or children into our lives."
Time for fitness is possible , even for mothers.
 
If you are not a stay in one place & pop a dvd in kind of mom here our some drills you can do outside.
 
* stroller jog 5-10min with walking lunges and chest press for 2 minutes
 
* outdoor boot camp of jacks, squats, sprints and push-ups
 
* basketball with kids
 
* 5 min sprint drills
 
* easy, breezy walk
 
Remember, we are only as strong as me allow ourselves to be!!!