Tuesday, December 15, 2009

T-Tapp for a Busy Season

Much has happened in my life since my last post. My first grandchild was born (welcome to little Henry Judah on November 14!) and due to some complications I immediately flew to California to help my daughter and her husband. I spent two weeks in California and got home the day after Thanksgiving. In the midst of the busy-ness of the holiday season, my daughter and son-in-law decided to move back to Oklahoma to be near family with their new little son. They are staying with us until they get on their feet and we are enjoying taking turns holding month-old Henry!

It's always a little disconcerting for me (and my family) when I am gone for a length of time. For me there is an adjustment period when returning home to my busy household. Even though my family keeps the house up while I'm gone, there are always things to catch up on and rearrange to my liking, not to mention the necessity of cuddling up the little ones, talking to the older ones, and spending time with my man. My family even decorated for Christmas while I was gone (a first!) but I needed to finish the project and tweak here and there. Adding three household members was a project in itself with cleaning and rearranging. Let's just say I've been unusually busy.

I admit it's been a struggle to keep up with workouts. Time is definitely an issue but let's face it--we usually make time to do what we want to do. So part of the struggle is mental as my list gets longer and longer and my mind is spinning with to-do's. But the reality is that when I skip too many workouts I start feeling rotten--sluggish, creaky, tired and flabby. What to do?

Short workouts to the rescue! Basic Workout Plus, MORE and TappCore are my go-to workouts for stressful busy seasons of life. The year I was losing weight I got in 4 short workouts a week and still lost inches through the holidays. Now that I'm in maintenance, three short workouts are enough. I'll take advantage of New Year's motivation to ramp it up a bit in January, but for now I am thankful for an efficient, effective workout that keeps me feeling and looking good in (literally) just minutes a week!