Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Even stay-at-home moms can get in shape!

Following up my last entry about my and hubby’s (abandoned) fitness quest, I decided it was time to get serious. After all, there is no reason a stay-at-home mom with two sets of twins can’t achieve a rocking body. Just look at Cher or Britney.

How hard could it be?

Pretty hard....if you start thinking about how to start and what areas of improvement (read: body parts) to start with.

So why not start with those most visible and ogle-worthy of body parts – breasts. And after having two sets of twins or so (your mileage may vary), these headlights could definitely go for a tune-up.

I may just have found a cheap alternative to a tune up, er, breast lift. Manual breast lifts!

I watched a YouTube video the other day of a big beefy guy wiggling his pectorals. Is that what gives them that shape? Maybe I could try that. Wiggle to the left, wiggle to the right. Rinse and repeat. Do this a few times a day for a month and voila: no more sag problem.

As far as the bumper goes, squats are a cheap alternative to the Brazilian butt lift. Squat over a chair and squeeze a few times daily, and you have a bumper worthy of Brazil.

For overall fitness, it’s not hard to work some cardio into even a stay-at-home mom’s busy routine. Turn on some high energy beats and dance around with the mop. Kill two birds with the proverbial stone: cleaning and cardio.

Old wives’ style wisdom about finding something you enjoy that also produces sweat holds true.

Exercise as a chore never lasts long. Make it something you enjoy and don’t set rules or schedules for it. Making it something you have to do takes the energy out of it. Instead, make it enticing.

If you love to jog, treat yourself to some colorful workout gear, and browse ITunes for some inspiring iPod beats. Do the same for cardio. Put your shoes and other gear out ready to go. These items can’t call for you if they're in the closet.

Getting the kids involved makes finding the time easier. Take them jogging or to the park. Skating or sight-seeing is always fun as well as calorie-busting.

It’s tough getting back into shape as a stay-at-home mom. So, ditch the rules and make it fun. We deserve it! Our headlights and bumpers may just thank us by shining bright once again!


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11 comments:

Barbara said...

I'm not a stay at home mom, but these are great tips either way. I'll have to give that manual breast lift a try :)

Samantha said...

Love this! It's not hard at all...it's just something ya gotta do and soon it becomes part of a routine :)

Eva Gallant said...

Great tips, but I was thrown; I kept waiting for the punch line! lol

Brad Jenkins said...

When I wiggle my breasts to the left, and then wiggle them to the right, nothing happens. However, when I do this to my wife...

:-)

Brandon Carver said...

These are really excellent tips (you should have seen me try and flex my pectorals just now... lol)!

I really love that you said exercise as a chore never lasts long. That's so true! It is hard to make exercise fun, but if we are creative enough, we can find ways to pop in exercise here and there and start looking great without feeling like a slave to the workout.

Mercy D'souza said...

I get up before the kids do for my exercise. It is the only thing that works for me.

Missy | Literal Mom said...

I SO agree that when it's a chore it doesn't last. Glad you found something fun and interesting to do! Hope you are well. :)

Emmy said...

Still laughing at the chest one! But yes there are little things even at home we can do- like go upstairs to retrieve things instead of sending my kids :)

Sela Toki said...

Cracking up. "headlights" needing a tune up. Ha ha ha. Your crazy sense of humor is hilarious. Love it.

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trooppetrie said...

my husband deployed mid Febuary and I started losing weight. I have lost 65 pounds. He does not know and I cannot wait to surprise him when he returns home. It is hard to not talk about it on facebook or my blog

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

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