Now the day is more than half-over, and despite my very best intentions, I didn't make it to the gym. Here is a quick, post-holiday workout I can do at home. I should be able to squeeze it in after the kids go to bed.
And the best part: all it requires is some music, soup cans or weights and stairs. Oh, and I might need to some sweat, too.
I know I'll feel so much better mentally and physically if I get moving today.
This workout you can do in your basement comes from Erin Kurdyla, a certified fitness instructor, mom of four boys and blogger for Self.com.
Walking lunges. Take large, wide steps that give your bum and thighs a deep squat.
Step-ups. Step up and down one--or two--stairs.
Push ups. You can do full-body or knee push ups.
Sprints. Run around the basement.
Resistance. Lift those soup cans or weights in bicep curls.
Directions: Do each exercise for the length of one song on your iPod or stereo. Then repeat for round two.
When you're in a hurry, are there quick exercises that work for you?