Mission: Download a fitness app from the smart hub on the TV and work out for 3 days.
Being a mom who works from home, cooks, cleans and entertains a 2-year-old, I have limited time for exercising.. Wait actually no time! The only time I exercise is when I’m carrying my almost 2-year-old or running after her. We used to take evening strolls during the summer but that is now on pause due to winter. When I received the email about mission 2, I was eager to start. Lets just say.. I joined the gym but haven’t visited it yet. I don’t want to lose weight, I want to tone and be fit. The smart hub has a variety of fitness apps you can download, I decided to choose the personal fit – stretching. Nothing too hectic and doable for a newbie like me.
Started off with a toddler jumping around …trying to exercise too. Thanks Samsung for a pause button on the app which I used many times for changing a diaper and feeding a hungry child. I decided to wait until she sleeps to complete my day activities. I confess I accomplished Day 1 in my ‘mom’ outfit aka Pjs. It seemed simple until day 2 arrived…
This was a busy day for me but I managed to squeeze in a workout towards the evening. Kitana (Fitness buddy) decided to drop out, so I was left alone in my lounge with a big screen TV, not complaining 😉 ..I could feel my muscles working, the challenge was starting to get to me. Felt like I was with my personal trainer again during my pregnancy! Haha!
During Kitana’s nap I decided to complete the challenge. I was beginning to feel pain in my thighs, I realised its not that easy after all… I decided to continue daily until I return the TV. I’m actually starting to enjoy this. No pain, no gain right?! 😉
I’m completely blown away by how clever this TV is. This app is perfect for a person who has very little time in the day for fitness or a mom like me who wants to exercise in her pjs and colorful socks. No one is here to judge, it’s just me and the TV. You can even change the music to suit your mood and try different workouts daily.
I love that I can exercise when I want too because with a toddler, things don’t really go exactly as planned. My next TV shall be a smart one.. 😉
Tips for exercising with your child:
1. Build fitness into your lifestyle
2. Play lots of outdoor games.
3. Exercise with your child.
4. Set an example by creating a routine.