A Mothers Ramblings: The Yummy Mummy with No Tummy Challenge - Week Four

Monday, 14 September 2009

The Yummy Mummy with No Tummy Challenge - Week Four

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When ever I am not moving around the house (for example right now whilst I type this) I wish there was a way I could lose weight or tone my muscles. I don't want to wear one of those special Ab-Toner belts (bet they don't do one my size anyway!) but I do want to multi-task and this got me thinking.

Sit up straight whilst on the PC!

Did you know that sitting up straight burns calories and tones muscles? It's true. Sit up straight now. Feel that slight tingle or tightness in your lower back? That's the muscles coming into play. Imagine if you did that for 15 minutes everyday, or 30 minutes or 45 minutes or for an hour! I definitely spend at least an hour on the PC everyday and sitting straight is something I can add in!

Instead of just watching TV, work out whist watching TV!

No I know, TV is something you can relax with. Take a guess at how much TV you watch though. I watch way too much TV, so I decided to work out whilst watching some programmes. Neighbours for example I spend my time on a step machine, whilst the kids are watching cartoons I join in (Yup when Dora says Stand up, I stand up) and my favourite when ever I watch a show with a good looking lead in it I do stomach crunches to get closer to them!

Dance whilst cooking!

Whilst I am cooking the evening meal, I will dance around the kitchen, bounce from one foot to another and generally be active. This also works with doing the dishes and putting the shopping away!

Play Drinking games!

I know what you are thinking but I don't drink and I want to play drinking games so humour me! Every time your child says to you "Muuuuuuuum?" do five jumping jacks. Every time the phone rings do a push up on the wall. Every time you get a friend request on face book or an invitation to join a group do ten squats... you get the idea.

So this week keep an eye on your problem areas within your diet, keep up your food and exercise diaries and try to make extra time to exercise by multi-tasking and before you know it the dress in the back of the wardrobe will fit!

Don't forget to stop by the others on the challenge, they need your support too;

Rainbow Jelly @ Rainbow Jelly Ramblings
Shutter Betty @ A Shutter Betty Blog
Amy @ And 1 more means 4
Tina @ Tales from Tina

And if you want to join in then its not too late, you don't have to be a Mummy to a young child, you can be a Mummy to a fur baby (Dogs and cats to those not in the know!) or just a wannabe yummy with no tummy! Please leave a URL link to your post in the comments below and I will update this post with your URL and you will automatically be listed next week.