I keep seeing this ad on television about how a local drugstore chain can fill your prescription in 15 minutes. Well, as much as they’d like to think 15 minutes is quick, it’s not quick enough when your toddler is starving or when you really need to get your infant home before they fall asleep in the car.
To me 15 minutes is a really nice chunk of valuable time. If I knew I was going to get this time, totally uninterrupted, every day my house would be cleaner, I’d read more books and that load of laundry would get folded sooner. Let’s face it moms, 15 minutes is a lot of time in our world.
This week, I want to encourage you to take 15 minutes to yourself every day. Don’t spend this time cleaning or watching tv or sorting mail. Take the time to exercise, breath and catch up with yourself. If you need help getting started here’s a list of workouts you can do in just 15 minutes a day without a gym and without any fancy equipment. I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good you’ll feel after you’ve taken this time. Enjoy!
–Take a brisk one mile walk
–Slowly run a mile and a half
–If you’re fast, run two miles
–Do Sun Salutation
–Alternate between push-ups, sit-ups, lunges and tricep dips
–Take a hilly one-mile hike
–Ride your bike three miles
–Briskly plant a flat of flowers
Fitting in Fitness appears every other Wednesday. Before becoming a mother to one inquisitive little boy named Ethan, Montco Mom Sarah spent five years working in the fitness publishing industry. She finds peace, and a sense of self through running, weight training and practicing yoga. Questions, inquiries and inspiration are always welcome. To learn more about her parenting style, check out her blog Ethan’s Day.