As a pregnant woman and/or a new Mommy, getting a workout in every day can be tough (and I’m sure some people are reading this thinking it’s also “impossible”). Well, I think it is possible thanks to my yoga mat and my loose definition of what a “workout” is.
Truth be told, I’ve never done yoga in my life but I use my yoga mat on a daily basis (minus my day off, of course). The best part is that it’s not a huge investment (I picked mine up at Marshalls for under $10.00 – here’s one at Target for under $20.00 – you don’t need anything fancy, just something to remind you to get on the floor and try an activity).
Here are some of my favorite Yoga Mat Activities:
- Stretching (see, I have a loose definition of what a workout is)
- Pop in a workout DVD (I love Pilates)
- Entertain your child…
And while some of these activities may not seem like much of a “workout,” I know that if I don’t get my walk in or go to the gym or play some basketball, I can always get my yoga mat out and do something. And remember…something is always better than nothing!
Bonus Points: Use your mat workout as a teaching activity as well…Abigail loves playing on the ground while I do crunches and I count out loud (1-50) – she’s watching and listening (and hopefully learning) at the same time.
What are other mat activities you enjoy doing!?! I’m always looking for new ideas!