I got a late start this morning. The alarm went off at 4:45, but I didn’t get out of bed until 5:30. I was so tired and I am fighting a virus, and this was the soonest I could get out of bed due to the way I was feeling. I immediately created a mitigation plan though, so that I could still attain my goal for the day.
Because I was starting 45 minutes behind schedule, and still had to get myself and the kids out of the house by 7:30 a.m., I skipped the muscular structure DVD, saving it until the evening, and instead started with the rebounding DVD followed by the cardio dance DVD. This allowed me to get in one hour of cardio (as cardio is the priority if one must choose), and I had free time to do muscular structure in the evening afterwork. Disaster averted.
One of my excuses around exercise has been the demands of my kids. Mostly, I am at home alone with them, and things like sibling quarrels, banging into furniture followed by tears, hungry stomachs, etc, can interrupt my focus and routine.
In Tracy Andersons’ book, 30 Day Method, she addresses that dynamic and really encourages moms to make that time sacred, and uninterrupted. This mindset falls in line with the theme of “self love”. By putting myself first for 1 to 1 1/2 hours per day, I am loving myself first during that dedicated hour, so that I have more to give to the people in my life the rest of the day.
It just so happens that at 5:45 this morning, when I was 15 minutes into my workout, my four year old son came wandering downstairs. He sat on the couch, mesmerized by the rebound routine on TV, and things went along just fine. He did ask for a popsicle, and I did compy (during a needed bread during dance cardio), so all went well. He even asked me to move aside because “he couldn’t see the TV”. I did moved slightly, but kept my space. 🙂
I feel sore, but much less foggy and exhausted than yesterday. I feel more clear today.
5 minutes of stretching as outlined in the book 30 Day Method
30 minutes Metamorphosis Rebounding DVD (152 heart beats per minute)
30 minutes Metamorphosis Dance Cardio DVD (176 heart beats per minute)
30 minutes Days 1-10 Muscular Structure Metamorphosis DVD
In light of Mother’s Day this week, and getting workouts in with little munchkins running around, here is a great little clip of Tracy Anderson’s sister working out at home with her two year old son.