Pull-Up Exercises for Busy Moms


Fit Mom Playground Pull-Up ExercisePull-up exercises are one workout that has humbled me once I decided to incorporate it in my exercise routine.  I love listening to Shawn Stevenson’s podcast The Model Health Show.  In one episode, he mentioned that there are five exercises you need to create an amazing physique.  This busy mom of 3 was all ears. The five exercises consist of pushups, lunges, squats, deadlifts and chinups.  Planks have always been part of my workout routine so that makes six exercises for me.

I haven’t gone to the gym as regularly as I can but I do not miss my daily 30 minutes jog with my toddler, weather permitting.  Now that the Spring is here, I am enjoying my morning run and loving it.  It’s about giving priority to what gives me fuel as a wife and mom.  My motto is one workout at a time, one day at a time and a healthy whole mom for a lifetime.

The weekdays are so busy for our family that we do our best to set Saturday mornings asides for some family time.  We are intentional to include some type of physical activity for the family.  One of our favorite physical activity is an outdoor workout.  We love trail running.  We enjoy soccer together.  We love taking the girls to the playground.

The playground is becoming a wonder-filled opportunity for our family.  We sometimes challenge our girls with something similar to American Ninja Warrior and they love it.  One particular playground fun day, I realize that I can use the monkey bar for pull-up exercise.  I was so excited that I jumped right into it.  I realize quickly to go easy for this upper-body pulling exercise because after three pull-ups, I was ready for a time-out.

Needless to say, I love to seize every opportunity for fit living and I am amazed how healthy whole I feel afterwards.  Intentional healthy living requires me to be creative in my healthy whole lifestyle journey and I love every MOMent.  It’s not an easy road but so worth it because our family will benefit from building healthy whole habits.

Healthy Whole Lifestyle NODte:”The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
-Socrates

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