0

Your Cart is Empty

"This Is How I Make Workouts Happen": One Working Mom Shares

October 06, 2015 3 min read

Susi May is a working mother of two. She works as a fitness editor and even she admits that she has a hard time fitting in her workouts. She says, "I know the benefits of regular sweat sessions and have plenty of workouts on hand, but it still feels like a struggle. Between working full time, mothering my two tween girls, trying to connect with my husband, and staying current with the latest TV shows . . . well, you know — life is full." Sound familiar? But she makes it work. She says that she needs to make it work. Not because it is appropriate for her to do so as a fitness editor, but for other reasons. "One, I've accumulated a lot of injuries in my active life and if I don't move almost daily, my body aches," she says. Secondly, I need a good sweat session to help my mood and manage stress — if I have any hope of feeling happy, I better get my blood pumping. May also says she likes to cook and bake and indulge now and then, so regular exercise helps her manage her weight. 9e4af5c0_rotated.xxxlarge_2x Here, May shares a typical week in her life, from a fitness standpoint: Sunday: 8 a.m., 90-minute walk in my hilly neighborhood with a friend and a coffee in hand. 4 p.m., 30 minutes of bodyweight strength training after grocery shopping and before cooking dinner. Monday: 6 a.m., 25 minutes of cardio following the T25 Focus DVD by Shaun T. I love a dose of Shaun in the early morning. I made my husband do the workout with me. We were done by 6:30 — the time our daughters' alarms went off. Tuesday: 8:15 a.m., 60-minute bike ride between school drop-off and the time I get online and begin my workday from home (I am lucky to be able to use what would be my normal commute time to exercise; I am very grateful for this perk). My husband did this ride with me. And honestly if he hadn't gotten my bike out, pumped up my tires, and filled my water bottle, I would have skipped it. Wednesday: Rest day with 5 minutes of Pilates ab work and 5 minutes of stretching — my aching back doesn't take a real rest on rest days. Thursday: 6:15 a.m., 30-minute strength training mixed with cardio using this Class FitSugar video 300-Calorie-Burning Video Workout, which kicks my ass and I love it. I did this with my husband via YouTube on Apple TV. This time I was the instigator who got us both up and working out. Friday:1 p.m., 20 minutes of lunchtime yoga — mostly Sun Salutations and standing poses. 6:30 p.m., 20-minute walk with my dog — I hit as many hills as I could while letting her stop and sniff at only a third of the spots she was interested in smelling. Saturday: I was supposed to go swimming and I didn't. I took a nap instead. While I felt a little guilty about skipping the pool, the nap was glorious. I think I needed the rest and I listened to my body. Staying in motion on the weekends and committing yourself to another person for at least one 'fitness date' a week is a really great way to fit in some workouts. There are lots of ways, it just takes a little ingenuity. How do you manage to squeeze in your workouts? Source: POPSUGAR Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_112249" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

Leave a comment


Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 156 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 7 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.

 

We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.

Clothing

All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.