So far this year, I’ve been focused on just getting through the day. Let me tell you, it’s not easy. Last night alone, the baby was up no less than 7 times…which meant that I was also awake. He’s cutting teeth, which means sleep is overrated because, well, I doubt that his little teeth are the most comfortable thing in the world. I mean, who wants sharp little razors cutting through their gums? NOTHANKYOU.
Obviously, I’m short on sleep, and I’ve been working my tail off for a new project (YAY!). But, that means that my time is scarce. I’m lucky to get in bed before 11 most nights, and the other day I realized that I didn’t even schedule in a workout. How does that happen? 24 hours in a day and I managed to work 5 of them, clean for 2 of them, play for the rest of them (with my boys)…but I couldn’t find even 15 minutes to get my workout on.
No Bueno, friends. This site was founded because I needed to find my groove, so to speak. I needed to figure this out.
I wrote an article at the beginning of the year about saying YES whenever I could. So far? I’m managing okay with this…except where my workouts are concerned. That’s a problem. So I’ve been trying really hard to focus more on myself…which is hard between homeschooling, doctors appointments, and having 2 small children…one of whom has decided that he prefers to stand and cruise around.
Back to exercise. So. I decided that I needed to say “yes” more this year. Right. So when WorkoutBands.com contacted me to test their products, of course I said…’yes’…then I realized I would actually have to workout. Oops.
How I Became A Human Jungle Gym
Apparently, workout bands look like a LOT of fun to both of my boys. Of course they do. They’re brightly colored “rubber bands”. I quickly figured out that I needed to put the baby down for a nap so I would just have to deal with Smalls during my quick workouts.
The company included a printout of a full body workout right inside the bag, so I just went with that. I have to say, these bands are pretty great. They didn’t have that gross smell that I’m used to (apparently, I’ve been using some pretty cheap bands). I also love that each band has a clip at the end, and you can attach as many bands to the handles as you need.
I was able to test the bands, as well as the door stay and the ankle attachments. I really, really love the adjustability, and I love, love, love that I can give Smalls the lightweight band to play with and he only climbs on me 3/4 of the time…instead of all the time.
So how did I become a human jungle gym? Well…I was doing donkey kicks with the bands (KILLER for your butt, ladies!) and I guess that Smalls picked that moment to use me like a bench…then a swing…then he wanted to fly. Voila! Human jungle gym.
It’s a mom thing. If you want some workout bands of your own, check out the great sale going on right now!
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