What is it about these Boston Moms! Not only do they rule the virtual world, Moms like Cheryl Fenton are also proving that success with a business and a family does not have to come at the loss of your fitness. This 38 year old mother is a beauty and fashion blogger (Her Easy Peasy Blog is a must-read for mommy fashionistas). But for right now I'm focusing on her fitness tips not her advice on how to wear red lipstick.
Fitness goal for 2010:Flat abs so I can wear a bikini again!
Biggest fitness accomplishment: losing the 75 pounds I gained while pregnant.
I like working out:
b.) with groups
Alone: I love the quiet time'??walking with the dog, Rollerblading with my IPod, on my Arc Trainer reading magazines.
You can find me:
a.) at the gym
b.) on the mountain
c.) in front of my favorite DVD
d.) with my wii
A or D. I love the anonymity of going to the gym, focusing on the work out with my headphones on. My husband also showered me with Wii workout gifts this Christmas: EA Active, Yoga for Wii and Wii Fit Plus. I also love my Cybex Arc Trainer'??the best investment I could have made for my health.
My favorite time of the day to workout:
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Afternoon. I usually sneak workouts in during naptime. It'??s also a great way to split up the day.
My sneaky fitness trick:
I involve my daughter. She loves to sit on the couch and watch mommy play tennis on the Wii. Or sit in the jogger stroller, enjoying a snack, while I go for a run.
Why I workout:
As a beauty and fitness writer, I'??m constantly talking to experts about ways to be healthy and beautiful. I love applying what I'??ve learned to my own life. I'??m happier when I know I'??ve done something good for my body like exercise. And I look better too!
Favorite fitness brand (shoe, apparel, etc.):
I love my New Balance sneakers.
I'd like to try ____________ this year to keep my routine fresh.
More yoga. I used to do yoga when before my daughter was born. I slept better and seemed to be more even-keeled. I want to get back into it.
Best workout song ever:
Anything with a driving beat, like old school Mighty Mighty Bosstones, FooFighters, Prodigy. But don'??t discount Beyonce'??s Single Ladies!
A typical week's worth of workouts looks like:
Monday: Gym for 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights
Tuesday: Gym or Arc Trainer for 60 minutes
Wednesday: Wii for 30 to 60 minutes
Thursday: Gym for 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes weights
Friday: Arc Trainer for 60 minutes
Saturday: Wii for 30 to 60 minutes
I stay motivated by:
Keeping things challenging. When I feel like the workout has become too easy, I kick it up a notch by increasing the level or weights. The Wii also lets me change things up with different fun activities.