Wednesday, September 26, 2012 time for a workout?

Here are some things I found that may be able to help you reach your fitness goals.

Try the Mom Workout..20 moves to keep you fit during every day tasks. 

There is also "Tabata, a type of high-intensity interval training that was originally developed for Japan's Olympic speed-skating team, which is fast gaining popularity as a high-speed new-mom workoutThe Tabata method is used most widely by elite athletes. But Tabata has recently taken off among women looking to get back into postpartum shape. Named after Izumi Tabata, a former researcher at Japan's National Institute of Fitness and Sports, the compressed workout has a simple format: Do an exercise (such as push-ups or jumping rope) for 20 seconds at full intensity, and then take a 10-second break. Repeat seven times, varying exercises, for a total workout of four minutes."

That is why I posted my morning workout. It is a simple way to get started, combines cardio with toning, and only takes a few mins a day. Just remember, do the 20 or 30 secs at full intensity...take a 10 sec break and then go right into the next exercise. You will feel it.

Don't forget...physical activity doesn't mean only working out, it can include everyday household chores like raking the leaves, vacuuming, or sweeping the garage. 
Not only will you burn calories, but you'll get the satisfaction and pleasure of having a clean home. 

Share your workout...27 Activities and Workouts you can enjoy together.


  1. I do this high intensity " tabata workout" when I get to the end of my day and realize I have not got a real work out in. I also read that it spikes your metabolism so that it burns at a high level for the following 16 hrs. I'm sure that time varies depending on the exercises and how intense you do them. But I love it!

  2. Good for you Krista. Smart to get it done at the end of the day too...only 4 mins...and you burn calories all night.