Fit In Your Workout

It’s been a crazy week here and I haven’t had time made time for a good workout. I haven’t let that get in my way of trying to do a little here and there. I try to find some time to workout (a.k.a. increase heart rate) each day  even if I can’t make time, I always have 10 minutes.

So, I fit my workouts in where I can this past week….

1 – While running errands at the mall for 2.5 hours….I walked extra laps on each floor of the mall (1-2 laps) and up the stairs multiple times – even after I was done shopping.

2 – While cleaning the house last night once the girls went to bed as I had to get the house ready for Hilary’s Birthday party today. I did this workout below twice. Randomly in-between cleaning the upstairs of the house and the basement. I used the girls play mats since they are soft on the body versus the hard floor, kept my sticky-note and pen with me. I messed up my stop watch and was only able to “time” the first round. It was around 10 minutes of fitting something in….better than sitting on the couch.


Not major workouts but it was something. A few tips on fitting small workouts in during the day:

1. Park your car further away from the store and walk a little more.

2. Walk extra laps before shopping, in-between different stores and after shopping.

3. Take the stairs – ALWAYS.

4. If you take the bus, get off earlier and walk for 20 minutes or more.

5. Stop what you are doing and do 10-20 of the following: jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, tricep dips and then get back to what you where doing, Repeat it 1-2 more times, this could only take 5-15 minutes of your time. Think of it as some “me time” 🙂

How do you fit in your workouts?

How do you keep track of your workouts?

Five Things Friday

This Elf 4 Health challenges has opened my eyes a little:

1. Unroll.Me – fantastic app/website that un-subscribes you from any/all email list you want. Look it up!

2 – a: When your body is stressed out it will take the good out of you. I need intense workouts 1-2 days of the week. I just need to run, don’t get me wrong the yoga, walking and climbing extra stairs this week was nice but I just need some fast paced workout. Sure happy I have a soccer game tomorrow night and I am planning on packing my running gear for work on Monday.

2 – b: The girls are in their beds and I’ve got to clean the house, prep more for the party, do the typical dishes/laundry and in between all that, I plan on doing a few rounds of squats, sit-ups, jumping-jacks, my new bird-dog move, tricep dips, and russian twists. This should be interesting and I’m going to time it on my watch to see how long I end up “working out”.  #FallintoFitness30DayChallenge.

Other things…..

3. I spent quality time with my biggest girl today…wrote a letter to Santa, made cup cakes, cake and other food for Hilary’s party tomorrow. We also did some crafts for Hilary’s party …. party favours … polka dot theme.


4. I don’t like planning children’s birthday parties. Totally thought I’d be all over it but in reality I don’t love it. To be fair, my husband is away and was away for Lilly’s party last June, so I’m doing it all on my own. Not fun 😦 Oh well, the good news is that Sai will be home for Hilary’s party tomorrow and I’ve got some good vegan and non-vegan eats. Keeping it simple for my own sanity.

5. The next week is going to be intense (Sat to Sat): birthday party, soccer game, Lilly’s soccer, I start work, personal event happening, I’m back at work and I travel for work two days next week, Sai is away….oh man, I am already looking forward to next Friday! HA!

What’s happening in your world? 

Any Black Friday purchases?

Weekend events happening?

Oh, Thursday…we meet again.

Wow, it’s been a busy week! I’ve been into work twice (once for a meeting), ran a million shopping errands, walked countless miles, have had very low impact workouts (walking and climbing stairs) and am ready for the weekend already!

My husband is away working so my mother offered to watch Hilary one day which then turned into two days. We took a quick trip to the city today where Hilary hung out with Grammy and Grandad while I shopped till I dropped.  I managed to get a few sweet pre-black friday deals….in Canada! Crazy, eh! What’s with Canadian companies jumping on board Black Friday? I always thought it was an american thing. Oh, wait….it’s all about making money…I forgot. Yes, we, here in Canada are having Black Friday sales tomorrow, even some pre-sales today….it just seems very odd to me. Ahh well, I took the bait today.

I haven’t managed many good workouts…a little yoga and a tone of walking over the last few days. Since I knew I was going to be walking in the mall today I intentionally walked a few extra laps. {I was secretly a mall crawler today} And by a few extra laps, I actually walked each floor 2-3 times, got my heart rate up (had to take off my jacket) and climbed the stairs a million times….at least it felt like that. My thighs were tired from climbing so many stairs by the end of my shopping. Gotta get my workout in some how, right?!?!

We’ve got a BIG weekend coming up…Little H turns 1 next week so we’re having a little par-tay!!! It’s going to be interesting….6 toddlers that are 3 – 3.5 years old and 5 babies 6-15 months old…plus parents. I’m sure looking forward to the Vegan Chocolate Cup Cakes Lilly and I are making together 🙂

Lilly at 2 years old helping make cupcakes/muffins 🙂
So tiny!

Elf 4 Health Update Day 4: Make a Phone Call. I called my best friend Carrie. She wasn’t home 😦 Going to try again when she get’s off work because we never get to chat anymore with our busy lives. She’s one girl that you can call and it’s like we just talked yesterday. She’s just lovely 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving to my American family, friends, bloggers and followers! Hope it was a great one!

Did you celebrate Thanksgiving today?

Did you manage a workout today ?

Anyone taking advantage of Black Friday in the US or CANADA?


Whole Body Workout {new workout}

It’s been a little while since I posted a workout (from someone else’s expertise) and it was fitting or Day 3 of the Elf 4 Health challenge to “try a new workout” along with my Fall into Fitness Challenge!!!!

This is my workout today and I’m hoping to get in either a run on my own (wishful thinking), a walk with H and Maclean or a little yoga in the evening. I’ll keep you guessing as to what workout I managed to fit in.

Thanks to Pinterest, I found my {new to me} workout.

Whole Body Workout

whole body workout

Why did I pick this one? Well, I figured I could do all the exercised but I had no idea what “bird dog” means, so I googled that.

I love Google and YouTube – I’d be lost these last few weeks with my workouts (yoga mainly).

Have you tried any new workouts lately?

What’s your favourite INDOOR workout to do?

PS – Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge peeps – how’s it going?

PSS –  Day 2 of the Elf 4 Health Challenge – Unsubscribe from emails – feels FANTASTIC! If only I had known about year’s ago 🙂