Fitness Friday – Family Fun

You don’t need to be running on a threadmill or shaking it up in zumba class to burn some calories and stay fit. Don’t forget the fun stuff. Now that spring is here, get outside! Get outside with the family.

According to Self Magazine a 135lb woman can burn 160 calories while playing a game of tag for 30 minutes. Add that to running up and down the stairs with a laundry basket and you got a pretty good workout for the day.

Better yet, have a dance party! The kids would love it. Burn 140 calories while having fun with your kids making memorable moments and keeping fit. It’s also great to get the kids involved and away from all the video games or whatever else they’re into.

Exercise doesn’t have to be torture. You can fit in any time. I’m hoping to go for a nice hike in the woods with the family this weekend….now that the snow has FINALLY melted!

go for a hike

 

Enjoy your weekend!

DIY Toe-Topper Socks

This is the time of year that I go through all the clothes and cycle out what the kids have grown out of. We replenish the underwear, t-shirts, and socks. Leaving me with a pile of rags…and some toe-toppers.

Not only do I have an abundance of lone little socks that are missing their mate, I have the little socks the kids have outgrown as well.

What I love to do is make toe-topper socks to wear with my flats. Why buy them when I have a drawer full of them!? I can adjust the size to fit the shoe seeing some are cut a little lower in the front.DIY Toe-Topper socks

 

Fitness Friday: Who Needs A Gym?

 

In an attempt to share more “me” instead of just my family I decided I would share a few of my other passions. Fitness being one of them. So here I go with some Fitness Friday. No, you won’t be catching me at the gym and hearing about how many squats I’ve done, but I’m going to share with you my fitness secrets. A few tips here and there, workouts I’ve tried, and how I manage to fit it all in. I’ll preface now, I’m no expert.

First and foremost, I don’t have a gym membership. Everything I do is either at home or outdoors. Although I do miss the gym, it’s just not currently in our budget. I’ve managed to figure it out. You don’t need a ton of equipment to get a good workout in. So the first workout I’m going to share with you is a quick 10 minute workout that requires absolutely NO equipment, not even a mat. I stumbled across this one a couple of months ago and it has become one of my go-to livingroom workouts. All I need to do is carve out 10 minutes and I have a total body workout without hitting the gym.

Rainbow planks…yowzers! If you can squeeze in more time, do it twice!
 

 

You can find this workout on my Pinterest board.