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Thursday, June 18, 2009

SuperMom Attempt

Like all supermom-wanna-bes, I try to remind myself that after I had a child my life didn't stop. My daughter is, of course, #1 on my "To Do" list. But I am still a young woman who wants to enjoy life at its fullest. I still want to look good and do the things other childless people do. I am not an idiot! I know that with the miracle of childbirth my life got 500 times more complicated. I can't just take off - I need to arrange a baby-sitter. I can't just sit around and watch thrillers in the middle of the day - it's inappropriate for my child. I can't sleep on weekends as long as I feel like - I need to get up and make a breakfast for my child. And those are just a few lame examples of life at Mommyhood land. That is why I thought it would be nice to have a "Mommy 's corner" where we talk about moms as women not nose-wipers and diaper-changers.

Here I want to address fitness and healthy diet, beauty tips and style trends.

We are as good mothers to our children as good we feel about ourselves.

I've got a topic for you today!

Jiggle-Busting Move of the Day: Push-Up

Old and tried out push-ups... They do work! One of my faves shortcuts to upper-body work-out. They work your shoulders, biceps, triceps, chest, and abs. All in one move. Try avoiding those girly ones when you stand on your knees. You'll achieve your dream body look faster.

Standard Push-Up
Get in a push-up position by putting your hands on the floor right under your shoulders. Move your left hand 3-4 inches to the left from your left shoulder and your right hand 3-4 inches to the right from the right shoulder, about 45 degree angle to your body. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
Modified #1: While you are pressing down lift your right leg, do the same with the left leg.
Modified #2:When you are pressing down, stop half way to the floor for 2 counts. Push back up.
Modified # 3:Do Modified #2 push-up only when pushing back up stop half way for 2 counts as well.

Triceps Push-Up
Get in the standard push-up position and move your hands as close as you can parallel to your body. Do 3 sets of 6-8 reps.


SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

Great tips for jiggle busting! I completely understand the Mommyland comments. I had such a tough time adjusting when Josiah was a newborn. I would sometimes sit and cry thinking my life was over! I've adjusted and love my life now, but there are moments where I still wish I could sleep until noon or just get up and go to the mall whenever I want to.

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

Thanks for being so understanding! I knew I was not crazy when I felt depressed sometimes. Being a mom is not easy. Being a good one is an accomplishment. Being a perfect one is impossible...but we still keep trying! LOL Trying together helps. Moms unite!

Chin chin said...

Hi. Having read your post encouraged me to really think and take action about my fitness. Have to work on some exercises to take off those pounds after giving birth to my 5th daughter via CS. Thanks for the tips.

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

Thanks a lot, girls! I have no clue what happened to the first comment. It actually was from Josiah'sMommy. I apologize for that.