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I am an educator by profession so I am innately driven with a desire to teach.  But so much more than my profession defines me, namely my family and 40 something years of life experience.   In this blog, I intend to share some personal experiences and insights. Why you ask?  What makes your experiences and story so standout and different than mine?  Probably nothing, that is the point.  We share so many similar experiences as wives, mothers, professionals, fitness/health enthusiasts…and these experiences have VALUE.   They TEACH us something.  It’s these relatable experiences that bring us together and want to LEARN from one another.

Perhaps my words will resonate with you, even influence you.  Regardless, you will come to learn a little more about me, and in the process I hope you get to learn a little more about YOU.

 

 


Fitting in Fitness
Finding the time to exercise can be hard. And it’s especially frustrating when the motivation is there but the time just isn’t! One easy solution is to find exercises that can literally be done at your desk. If you find yourself seated most of the day, consider sets of compound, body weight exercises, performed through out the day. Compound exercises involve multiple muscles and joints and are highly beneficial. These exercises which may include squats, push-ups and tricep dips, place great demand on the body, ultimately producing metabolic effects. Light dumbbells and bands can be inconspicuously kept at your desk and offer a variety of exercise options. But exercises involving no equipment and simply body weight can also be extremely effective. Don’t stress over how you can fit exercise in. Instead, consider a format like this, which can be easily integrated into your daily routine. Here are 3 that use your body weight and a chair.
  • Push ups
  • Tricep dips
  • Sit-to-stand
Pick your exercises (or use the ones pictured) and do 1 exercise for 1 minute at the top of every hour. You may not be able to do continuous repetitions for a full minute at the beginning, but complete as many as you can and slowly add repetitions as you become stronger. Try the following exercises whenever and wherever you can. Remember, don’t get hung up on number of repetitions or sets completed. Just aim for consistency, some exercise every day.