Last month I wrote about how I lost 15 pounds in 2 months doing short bursts of exercise. Since then, I have lost several more pounds and I thought I would share how I fit those short bursts of exercise in my day.
Dress in Comfortable Clothing to Get More Exercise:
To fit more exercise into your day, you need to wear comfortable clothing. This doesn't mean you have to wear sweats. You just need to wear clothing that allows you to move. So trade in your pencil skirts for stretch jeans, knits, even lose skirts. After I get dressed in the morning I try doing a few jumping jacks in my clothing to see if I have a full range of movement.
How to Fit in Exercise Around the House:
Do lateral squats while you blow dry your hair.
Do toe raises while you brush your teeth.
Do leg lifts while you fold laundry.
Do butt kicks while you wash dishes.
Before you sit down in a chair, get in the habit of doing squats before you settle in.
Put on music and dance.
Put on music with a fast beat when you clean and you will find that you clean faster.
How to Fit in Exercise While Away from the House:
Do lunges around the play ground while your child plays.
Do tricep dips on the park bench.
Play tag with your children.
Take the stairs, instead of the elevator.
When doing errands, park far from the doors and walk briskly to the store.
Squat down, pick up your child and lift them to the moon while standing in line. If your children are to heavy to lift, you can still play the “jumping to the moon game” with them. Squat down and then jump for the moon. You can get away with all sorts of ridiculous behavior in public if you pass it off as playing with your children.
How do you fit exercise into your day?
Before you start any new exercise or diet regime, you should visit with a doctor. You may have other underlying factors that should be addressed by a trained medical professional. I have very good doctors and I am grateful for their wisdom, treatment, and sense of humor when putting up with me.