Do you go mental without a daily dose of exercise induced endorphin action?
Call it Shar-bo, Shar-fit, Shar-Mills , Pathetic- whatever...
Warm Up :
- Cuddles in bed (theirs or yours) with the aforementioned beautiful toddler.
Phase 2 :
(Child now needs to be seated, or at least out of striking range)
- Free Weights. (Again, if you don't have access to weights, use heavy household objects - and finally put those engagement gifts to good use).
~Shoulder Fly ("like birdie") x 15 - boths arms simultaneously with bent elbows ala Birdie dance.
~Tricep Pushdowns x 15 - mimicking throwing the weight at the floor behind you. Don't release.
~Bicep Curls x 15 each arm - like the boofheads at the gym without the mirror gazing and grunting, unless you feel compelled.
~Toe touches x 15 - arms by side, crunching to the same side to touch outside of foot - that's the side without the disgusting bunion things going on if you're me).
~Leg Raises - lying on your side, place your top leg in front of the bottom one. Raise your bottom leg off the floor and circle forward x 15 and backwards x 15. Then straighten the top leg and raise it as high as possible. Point your toes on the way up, flex the foot on the way down (watch for toddlers who crawl into the space created on the upward motion.) Turn over and
Finally, we end with Magoo's alltime favourite - "pull ups time!"
So there you go.
In 10 or 15 minutes (20 with excessive toddler interference) you have a nice, energized start to the day.
'They' (whoever 'they' are) say that just that small amount of exercise on an empty stomach keeps your metabolism up for an hour or more.
'I' say that you don't have to brush your teeth, do your hair, get dressed, use a creche or even leave the house to squeeze in some exercise. Sweet.
Now, walk the dog with your toddler in some form of 3 wheeled transport and you can feel great for... as long as you can avoid all those Easter eggs.
Why does chocolate taste so much better when it's egg shaped?
Or LIndt bunny shaped for that matter?
Note - the location of your workout may need to be adjusted on bin truck day to accomodate full view of the front verge at all times.
Disclaimer - I take asolutely no responsibility for injury to adult or toddler parties who willingly partake of this programme.