For the last year now I have been maintaining and strengthening by using my treadmill, 2 pound weights and my yoga mat.
About 3 to 4 times a week I have dedicated 40-60 mins a day to working out with the intent to maintain my weight, strengthen my muscles, build endurance, and to get more flexible.
A day in the life:
(Im choosing to write it this way so that I can easily explain both diet and exercise)
Wake up: get kids off to school , grab my 44 oz diet dr pepper soda, eat a piece of candy (usually a mini reesse’s peaunut butter cup or a york patty) and either exercise at my house or twice a week I do mommy and me gymnastics for an hr with my baby boys.
*for healthier option substitute candy with piece of fruit. This is what wakes me up and what I enjoy eating. I am not saying its healthy its just my cup of tea.
I then hop on the treadmill. Some days I walk at a speed 5 at a very high incline for 40 mins and zone out to tv. And on other days I run sprints at incline 0. Alternating my speed from speed 4 to 7 (4 mins at speed 4 : 3 mins speed 7)
I will incorporate 2 lb weights when walking on my treadmill and also when I am stretching after my run.
I always cool down by stretching. I believe this is a great way to keep your muscles long, lean and your body limber.
**I am trying to get back my flexibility. My husband and I are currently in a “split off” on who can get their splits back fastest. The whole family is getting competitive and involved on this.
After I work out, I drink a glass of water and protein drink. My fridge always has light muscle milks in them. I pour the pre-made drink on to a cup of ice and enjoy.
If I have time I will eat a sandwich around 1 and a normal sized dinner around 6-7.
This is a very brief summary of my lifestyle/diet, so If you have any questions at all feel free to ask either on my comments on instagram (I see those way before I get to my DM’s) or feel free to ask on here via comments.
Have a great weekend!