As you can imagine with twin newborns ( are they still newborns if they are 2 1/2 months old? we will pretend yes as I want them to be this innocent forever!), finding time for workouts is hard. However, I will say I do a pretty good job and try to make a plan for each day on when I will fit in my workout. BUT I wanted to put together a ‘no time for workout’ workout. You don’t have to be a busy mom to find it hard to fit in fitness. This circuit is perfect to fit in throughout your day…whether at the office or at home…
no time for workout – workout!
Fit it in WHAT YOU CAN WHEN YOU CAN
You will have fit in 30 minutes of movement without even taking more than a few minutes of your time at any one point in your day – pretty marvelous right?!?! (totally deserves a Marvelous in My Monday link up!) And I am almost positive you can find 5 minute chunks (hello if you turn on the tv and sit down at any point you have at least 5 minutes right there!) throughout your day. And as Carla says, you do WHAT YOU CAN WHEN YOU CAN. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t fit in a formal 30 – 45 minute workout, take it as a challenge to fit in ways to move more like my blend Lindsay says all the little ways we move each day do add up!
Fact – I have been packing up all the newborn clothes from the twins throughout the past few days…at first I wasn’t emotional about it at all. Then yesterday out of no where I got super sappy about it, thankfully I was by myself in the nursery and just took a moment to take it all in…the first of many transitions.
Fact- I had a bit of a bug at the beginning of this week (maybe a bit of mastitis?) and had a nasty fever, headache so I took a few days off of working out but got back at mid week. I tell you what nothing like a good sweat, nothing like it!
Fact- We are planning to visit a local pumpkin patch this weekend so I am very hopeful this chilly, rainy weather gets out of here! OH yes and we might start painting this weekend, you’ll read a lot of ‘mights’ in our plans now that we have twin babies – we really just do what they tell us
Fact - If you didn’t read 10,000 Reasons yesterday take a few moments to do it today – I really think everyone should read it and think of one reason to smile before heading into the weekend!
As we’ve transitioned into our new home and our new family we have also bee finding a new church home. One thing I love about worship is praise songs. If you ask Daniel almost every song makes me smile (sometimes ok they make me cry in good ways!) and I say frequently oh that’s my favorite song. Well, one song I hadn’t heard in a few weeks that is one of my ALL TIME favorites (yes Dan I know I say that about so many songs) is 10,000 Reasons. Please do me a favor and if you haven’t heard or sung this song take a few minutes and watch the Utube video.
I don’t know about you but when I stop to listen to songs whether spiritual or pop songs I often get motivated, inspired, or just plain revived. Music truly can make your workout, make your day, make your soul feel so energized. And this past week when I heard the worship band start playing the music for 10,000 Reasons I literally smiled from ear to ear.
You see as a new mom of twins in a new home with my old friends far away I have had a few rough days. And I often forget just how many reasons I have to sing out in joy for the blessings in my life. When tired (hello, new mom of twins that is me!), run down, and just plum frustrated with crying babies I take for granted all the reasons I have to praise God. Don’t get me wrong I am in love with Jonah and Micah and wouldn’t trade one moment with them for the world but as any mom will tell you, being a mom is an overwhelming job at times and I truly believe I needed to be reminded this pasts Sunday of all the reasons I should shout for joy!
I know I’m starting to ramble, right?!?! Not sure of the point of this post exactly other than I wanted to search for the Utube video so I could sing the song out loud to the boys AND because I wanted you to read the lyrics and think of just a few reasons you have to be joyful.