There is always TIME!
During the past couple of weeks while I'm focusing on recovery and strengthening my body so I can get back to running, I've found that it's SO easy to fit in strength. I'm not going crazy with the lifting. Not yet. I have been lifting at the gym 2 days a week, which isn't a lot, but I'm still happy with that. On the other days, I've been doing workouts at home, like Gracie's Virtual Bootcamp, workouts from pinterest, and Jillian Michaels DVDs. I even got on the elliptical the other day! I am coming back, I know it.
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But in addition to those workouts, I've been making it a priority to do additional moves to increase my strength and improve my core and keeping it simple - push ups, planks, and crunches/sit ups/lower leg lifts. At this point, I'm up to 60 push ups a day. Not all at once! But I did get to 20 at a time. Which is an improvement for me. My plank times have been between 1-2 minutes and I do 3 of them a day. In addition, I've been doing a minimum of 100 reps of ab work each day. Ward even commented, "wow, you have abs". Nice!
Last night, while Izzy was in the tub, I realized I hadn't done them, so I go them done while she was in there. (Note - she's 4 1/2 and I didn't leave her!)
It doesn't take long to do these moves, I haven't timed it (yet), but I was finished with the abs, push ups, and planks before Izzy was ready to get out of the tub, so less than 10 minutes?