When she (blessedly) snoozes in the early afternoon, I spend a little time straightening up and grabbing food for myself before I settle in to work/write.
I also try to carve out 15-20 minutes to exercise. I realize that's not a *ton* of time, but I've found it's easier to break things up into 2 to 3 mini workouts per day. As a stay-at-home mom, it's all about maximizing my time as much as possible.
Lately, I've been able to switch things up, cardio and strength-wise. The trick is keeping weights, a jump rope, or stretchy workout bands in different rooms of the house. That way, when my daughter gets engrossed in something -- riding her trike, doing a puzzle, mugging at herself in a mirror -- I can sneak in some sweat time.
Here is a breakdown of my fit week:
Running in place: Four days in a row, for about 15 minutes, while my toddler rode her trike around our basement.
Standing squats (while holding two, 5-lb. weights): 10 minutes, after running in place, while my wee one played with magnets (honestly, why do I buy toys?!)
Standing Ab Workout (via FitnessBlender, but I know it by heart): I managed to eke these out for about 8 minutes, on three different days (I think a new box of crayons allowed this to happen).
Swan Arms (via Ballet Beautiful): I didn't watch the clock too closely, but I'm guessing about 5 minutes, four days in a row. These are brutal and so, so effective. Ballet dancers have arms of steel, and these types of repetitive exercises are a big reason why!
Additionally, I was able to reach my daily walking goal of 10,000 steps (thanks to my beloved FitBit) most days of the week. When all hell breaks looks fitness-wise for me, at the very least, I try to walk.
Here's hoping for another week of sneak-it-in fitness!
Love and FIF,