WELLthy Moms Pull-Up Exercise is 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 pullups. 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 would like but I do not miss my daily 30 minutes jog or trail run with my toddler or a girlfriend, weather permitting. Now that winter is here, it’s even harder to exercise so when the weather offers us some grace with some warm days, our family makes sure to take advantage.
We recently acquired an Iron Gym pull up bar when we were helping a friend move and now I realize that I do not have any excuses not to exercise. After being home this week with a toddler fighting a fever, it felt really good to hit the trail for some fresh air and I challenged myself to get acquainted with the pull up bar. All I can say is that I am a work in progress. My motto is one workout at a time, one day at a time and a WELLthy 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 in including some type of physical activity for the entire 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 because we sometimes challenge our girls to 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 a WELLthy moms pull-up exercise. I was so excited that I jumped right into it. I realized quickly to go easy for this upper-body pull-up exercise because after three pull-ups, I gladly made room for my girls to enjoy themselves.
Needless to say, I love to seize every opportunity for WELLthy living and I am amazed how good I feel afterwards. Intentional healthy living requires me to be creative in my WELLthy 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 habits.
WELLthy Mom NODte:”The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”