As I’ve mentioned in the past, my focus lately has been on movement, motherhood and strength training. This means that most of my early-morning workout time is dedicated to strength training but I do not discount regular movement from walks, playtime with the boys and motherhood. Mom life is an active life even if it’s not jam-packed with traditional workouts. Over the course of the past two weeks, I think I’ve done a total of four workouts in our garage gym thanks to travel, time constraints and — you guessed it — mom life!
Week of Workouts: February 2022
I opted to sleep in on Monday and skipped the workout I initially had planned for the day. After spending the long weekend away in Colorado with Ryan, I was tired and knew sleep was more important for my body than working out.
Tuesday: Biceps/Triceps/Shoulders Workout
I completed this throwback PBF workout on Tuesday before the boys were up for the day and it felt good to get my muscles burning again after nearly a week off of any real strength training.
Wednesday: Leg/Glute Workout + 10 Minute Booty Workout Video
Wednesday morning’s garage workout focused on the lower body and targeted my legs and glutes. It had been a hot second since I did a lower body workout (I opted out the previous week since I knew we’d be skiing and didn’t want to be sore) and figured I’d ease back into things with this strength-based workout. I wrapped it up with a throwback 10 minute booty workout video from Jessica Valant’s Pilates YouTube channel that I used to do all the time when I was pregnant and in the postpartum period of my life.
No workout on Thursday! It was a travel day for our family as we headed off to West Virginia!
Friday was our first foray into skiing with the boys! I’ll share more about our trip when I have time to put everything together in a more organized way but we spent the first two hours on the slopes running up and down the kiddie slopes with Chase and Ryder which quickly taught us that ski school is worth every last cent. Ha! I was able to get a few runs in on my own when Ryder hung back with Rhett and Ryder and Chase attended ski school later that afternoon.
Saturday: Sledding/Snow Playtime
Saturday didn’t include any traditional workouts but we still moved a bunch on our vacation. Between sledding and playing in the snow with the boys, it’s safe to say we moved a lot!
Sunday was another travel day as we made the 6-hour drive back home.
Question of the Day
Do you work out when you travel?
I used to genuinely enjoy incorporating some workouts into my routine when I would travel but now, with kids in the mix, that feels like more stress than its worth and I simply enjoy our vacation and time away. If you’re ever looking for quick travel workouts, this post has some of my favorites: 10 At Home + Travel-Friendly Workouts