15 Minute Mummy Workout!

Before Christmas I borrowed a couple of fitness books from the library and while they are good books with plenty of ideas and workouts to follow I decided to tailor a workout to suite me and my day.

I do this 15 minute workout everyday. If I don’t then I find that I find that I ‘forget’ to get up and do it. The most convenient time for me is around 6 am in the morning before my little one gets up because this is my ‘me’ time.

While I didn’t really start with any routine in mind, I decided to work on areas of my body that would benefit from my exercising and where I would see the difference. For me this is my biceps, triceps, deltoids, pectorals, back, stomach, gluteal muscles and thighs.

The easiest way to exercise these parts of the body is to find the moves that work for you (for example, ‘bicycles’ strains my neck so I just do the leg movements and have my hands under my head while I lay down) and do them working down the body from the arms to the legs so no areas are missed.

To fit everything in 15 minutes I don’t rest between sets, instead I alternate between 2 exercises at a time moving straight into one move from another.

Enough with my dribble, here’s my workout (taken from Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce and Fabulous and 7 Minutes to fit*)!

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So all your yummy mummy’s out there I recommend these books to you so you can find you 15 minute mummy routine or feel free to follow mine ūüôā

 

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An Idea That Inspires

The other night I found myself guilty of forgetting to read a bed time story to my son, yet again. So with that in mind I started brainstorming about ways to remind myself to read him a story each night before bed. That’s when I came up with the idea of ‘A-Book-A-Day’. A book a day means that I have 7 books pre-chosen – one for every night of the week stored in an over the door book holder. I was going to make one because I didn’t think they existed, but they do! And I still might make my own book holder but here’s a link to exactly what I had in mind!

 

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Source: Apartment Therapy

Fashionable Habits

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Today I share my¬†habits I have learned when it comes to purchasing and wearing clothes. I’m not saying I always get it right, but I get it right more often than not these days.

1. I only wear what fits! Anything that doesn’t gets thrown/given away. If it doesn’t fit people will know and you’ll be and feel uncomfortable and continuously adjust yourself.

2. I think¬†about cost per wear. Basically the more I¬†wear it the cheaper the cost per wear. This rule basically gives me¬†the right to splurge on something¬†I really love and know I’m going to wear. It justifies the cost, ladies!

3. I only wear it if I feel good in it! If I¬†don’t feel good in it then my posture will be wrong and my disappointment will be written all over my face.¬†The cost per wear will also go up because I won’t wear the outfit often enough.

4.¬† I don’t buy orphans. This rule basically means I don’t buy something that doesn’t go with anything else in my¬†wardrobe because if I¬†do and it doesn’t match anything then most likely I have to buy something else to go with it.

5. I don’t¬†buy into trends – I mostly buy and wear classic pieces. They last longer and I¬†can wear any time of the year, day, night. they wont go out of fashion and I¬†can wear them again and again thus keeping my¬†cost per wear down.

6. I know the colours I look good in – black, white and navy blue. These colours are my go-to and most of the clothes in my wardrobe are these colours.

7.¬†I’m becoming a¬†minimalist, this way I¬†know what I¬†own and can easily and quickly throw something on I¬†know is going to look good especially when I’ve followed what I’ve learned above.

 

 

 

 

Ideas That Inspire

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Make a pool noodle abacus for the kids (http://happyhooligans.ca/pool-noodle-abacus/)

 

Better yet, make something squishy for sensory play (http://www.learning4kids.net/2015/05/26/how-to-make-sand-foam/)

 

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Get yourself fit and ready for summer (toneitup.com)

 

After your workout read a book from the TED summer reading list (http://blog.ted.com/70-book-picks-from-ted-speakers-and-attendees/)

 

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whilst enjoying a frozen cocktail (http://portandfin.com/cucumber-gin-tonic-popsicles/)