Most human beings know the struggle of finding even a short amount of time for themselves throughout the day. Staying on a busy schedule is almost impossible to do when you have a to-do list longer than a number of hours in the day. Whether you’re working multiple jobs, small business owner, children, a family we all have responsibilities that seemingly take over our lives on a daily basis. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home but I also have my four-year-old here with me as well, so needless to say I don’t really get much work done.
When I started my fitness journey a few years ago, I was trying to think of ways to incorporate a few workouts into my daily routine. There many types of exercises that you can do. Obviously, before starting any strenuous exercise routine you should consult your doctor. I love activities with controlled movement. I frequently participate in HIIT and Barre classes on top of regular strength training.
Apps are a great way to get in short workouts if you have a packed schedule or while you’re on vacation. Many apps include routines and videos you can download and take with you. Which is perfect if you plan on going somewhere with spotty reception. If you want to stay fit on a busy schedule you just need to think outside the box with a few things.
I did this post on Grokker last week, but just in case you wanted a few more options, I have provided a list of some excellent apps for you to try out. They are currently offering a 14-day free trial, go on and give it a try!
To close out our summer we visited the Carolina Panthers training camp. Last year while living in Boston, we visited the New England Patriots training camp, wearing our Carolina Panthers shirts of course!
The kids love going, they get to see their favorite football players and participate in awesome activities. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day with the kids. We usually go during the week to avoid the crowds and find better parking. If you have time this summer, check out your local team’s training camp.
These events are free and open to the public on certain days. It’s best to arrive early to ensure parking and a great seat. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to get autographs from players as they go to the field.
Football season is upon us, like all great southerners I plan on attending a few tailgates this season. As always, I bring a ton side dishes, but my absolute favorite is my Chunky Southern Salsa. This recipe is super simple to make an can be done in as little as 43 seconds. I used a used and my ingredients and that’s it! Add Sun Chips to top off this healthy salsa recipe then your good go. This dish is always a hit wherever we go!
It’s so easy to focus on equipment for yourselves, but what about the kids?
Having an in-home gym in a small space can be done if you get creative. On one side of the room I have my barbells, medicine ball and bands and on the other side, my children have their very own setup!!
Benefits of having certain children’s exercise equipment
They can be taught how to properly work out specific muscles
Promotes overall daily health and wellness
Regular Coordination development
It’s not necessary to have any equipment for your child. It’s always easier to send them outside, but if you have the ability, owning just a few pieces of equipment can help your child develop great habits and learn a little more about their body and how it works in the process.
I’ve focused on stretching and flexibility a lot recently. I came across a wonderful set of YouTube videos for stretches that I have done a for about a week now and I wanted to share.
I’m working on increased flexibility for the next 30 days. Feel free to join me! I’ll be working only on the stretches in the videos twice a day for 30 days. At the end of the month, I’ll update you with my progress.
While several of these videos are stretching for splits, I have no intention of actually doing a split!!!
Do you want to join me? Let me know below! Remember to check out YouTube for a variety of stretching videos.