Truth is that with an active daughter & dog that's not realistic.
I'm too cute to cause any kind of trouble.
But let's just pause for a second and imagine a world where I could stop and sit for, say, five minutes, and not have a puppy who needed to go out / in / fresh water / a belly rub. ....or a little girl who can't seem to find her cup that I JUST gave her not 5 seconds earlier (seriously, it's like there's a black hole in her palm where she's holding something and then "poof", it's gone). ....or a little girl who's yelling to me, "Mommy, stay there. Don't come in here." (Like that isn't a giant red flag with sirens and strobe lights!!).
Anyway, I rarely remain sitting. So while I don't exercise regularly, I also never considered my life style to be completely sedentary.
Having said all that, I do have some favorite 'real' work outs that I though I'd share.
Step Aerobics. My friend's sister leads a step aerobics class so once
Crunch - Super SlimDown: Pilates Yoga Blend. This is by far my FAVORITE video work out. It's 40 minutes and while I don't really feel it raises my heart rate I do feel every movement. It flows perfectly and when finished I just feel good all over.
10 Minute Solution - Fitness Ball Workout. This one is great when I want a work out but I'm home with my daughter. 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there, That I can manage. Plus, I can usually get out her little hoppy/bouncy ball and she'll "work out" right there with me...for a bit anyway.
On-Demand Exercise TV. We get free On-Demand exercises through our cable company. Through that I can get in a 20 minute cardio work out, or a 10 minute ab, or some yoga, or even try something new like Karioke or Belly Dancing. It's a blast and keeps workouts from becoming stale.
So even when I'm busy, if I can find time for a quick work out, I feel loads better. And lets face it, Elle Woods had a point when she said "Exercise gives you Endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't. "