Movie Workout: Disney’s Frozen

Movie Workout Disney's FrozenAre you ready to get your workout done at home while your kids watch a movie?

We recently watched Frozen for the first time and our whole family (Josh included) enjoyed this movie. Caden asks to watch the snowman movie at least once a day. Josh and I both feel it is important to limit his screen time but I have found the benefit in being able to find movies that he enjoys watching for times that I may need to work, cleanup the house, make dinner, or even get in a quick workout.

For all you mom’s out there who have little ones and find it hard to squeeze in your workouts I have the perfect no excuses plan for you! Turn on your televisions and get ready to sing and sweat. Plus depending on where you have your movie playing and how old your kiddos are you may even be able to sneak in a quick shower too.

Disclaimer: Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce this risk of injury, please consult your doctor before beginning this, or any other, physical fitness program. Any user of this workout assumes the full risk of injury resulting from performing the routine presented.

Get ready to workout to Disney’s Frozen! This workout happens during the songs which will add up to just under 30 minutes of exercise. For example, during “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” you will be doing 10 squats followed by 10 Overhead Presses and repeating those two exercises the entire length of the song. Once the song is over you can rest. As a bonus you can challenge yourself whenever Olaf’s body comes apart (keep reading for more details).

Frozen Movie Workout

If you are unfamiliar with any of these exercises visit my YouTube channel to see demonstrations. In case there is any confusion, during the song In Summer you are doing Burpees the entire duration of that song which is 2 minutes long. Make sure to count your reps so if you do this workout again you can see if you have improved. For the songs with multiple exercises listed be sure to repeat the exercises until the song is over.

If you decide you are enjoying the movie and want to keep watching here is a bonus circuit that can be added. Anytime Olaf’s body comes apart perform 20 seconds of Side Plank on each side immediately followed by 20 seconds of plank. 

Let me know what you think and if you plan on trying this. Have you found any other ways to occupy your kids while you workout at home?


33 Week Bumpdate

33 Week BumpdateSunglassesPants (Similar) | Tank | Alphabet Shirt

Estimated Due Date: May 29, 2014

Gender: GIRL!!! To see our gender reveal click HERE.

Weight Gain: Up 20 pounds. Weighing in at 150.

Measurements:  Chest 35″ | Waist 38″ | Hips 39″

How I Am Feeling: I am feeling pregnant. Lol. But seriously, I am noticing increased pressure in my pelvis and also multiple Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the day.

Movement: This baby is trying to test the limits of my skin. Lots of movement.

Sleeping: It takes me forever to fall asleep. Then I am up every two hours to pee. But the beautiful thing about all this is that Caden has been taking 3+ hour naps the last few days which means I can usually get an hour nap in while he does.

Clothing: Yesterday I could not find anything in my closet to wear that felt comfortable so I put on a pair of Josh’s basketball shorts. Oh. My. Goodness. I should have thought of that weeks ago. So comfortable!

Exercise: Swimming, yoga, strength training, and walking have been my go to workouts. Caden was sick this past week so I wasn’t able to make it to the gym but still exercised at home. Follow me on instagram, @theworkoutmama, for workouts and bump pictures.

Most Looking Forward To: Delivering this baby! I know that sounds weird but my labor with Caden was pretty amazing. It was very painful (I had an unmedicated labor) but the outcome was wonderful.

Thankful For: On that same subject, I am thankful that labor does not last a lifetime but that the memories Josh and I have made and will continue to make of being parents will last forever.

Thanks for following along with my growing baby bump. If you have missed any of my bumpdates be sure to check out: Week 7Week 8Week 9,  Week 11Week 13,  Week 14,  Week 17Week 22,  Week 25Week 26Week 28, and Week 31.


Daily, Weekly, & Monthly Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning and organizing have never been something that I have been extremely fond of. While I love enjoying the atmosphere of a clean space it has taken me years to be able to figure out a system that worked for me. I have tried cleaning everything in a day which worked for a while but once I had Caden that wasn’t really an option anymore, plus I was just so tired at the end of a cleaning spree that I was a miserable person to be around. I did not want anything to get dirty again for at least 24 hours. My husband loved having a clean house but not having a nagging wife telling him what he could or couldn’t touch, sit on, or use because it had just been cleaned.

For the sake of my sanity I started cleaning a little bit of our home at a time throughout the week. I also made a list of what needed to get done daily in order for me to stay ahead of our chores so I didn’t have a huge list of items to do at one time. I can’t tell you how much this has helped! It took a few months of tweaking to get on a schedule that worked for me and my family but I am happy to say our home is the cleanest and organized it has ever been.

For my cleaning schedule I made a list of the top 5 areas that needed to be cleaned each week in our home. Then I gave myself a 5 day weekly schedule to clean those spaces, leaving two days off for no major area in our home that needed to be cleaned. This means I can adjust the cleaning schedule as needed for my husbands constantly changing work schedule, or if someone gets sick, and for anything else that happens. Also included is a reminder list for household chores that don’t need to be done each week but do need to be done monthly.

I know how difficult it can be to try to keep a clean house and even on somedays finding time to clean. Hopefully our family’s cleaning schedule can give you some inspiration for developing your own system that works for you. Enough talking, here is our schedule…

Daily, Weekly, & Monthly Cleaning ScheduleWant a printable version? ———–> Daily, Weekly, & Monthly Cleaning Schedule

With our baby girl coming soon I know this will be so helpful  and a much more effective way for both Josh and myself to keep our house clean. I am going to give myself a few weeks until after the baby comes to get back into this routine again but I know I will be able to manage keeping our house clean using this system. I am also thinking of purchasing a Groupon for a local cleaning service to come and do a one time deep clean of our home right before the baby arrives or possibly after she is here. Has anyone else ever used a cleaning service before? This is not something we could ever afford to do all the time and it is totally not a necessity but I keep thinking it would be nice to come home to a super clean space.

Having a clean home is just another way to get organized and to feel great about yourself. If you are looking for more ways to help organize your home don’t forget to check out my Thirty-One Gifts online shopping party. Last week I shared with you my all time favorite gym bag and how I use it but I also wanted to showcase a two other products today.

Thirty-One Gifts Favorite Products

 Large Utility Tote | City Weekender

I am loving this utility tote and will be purchasing one soon to help organize my car. These are perfect for holding grocery store bags, sports equipment, and toys to take to the playground. The other item I am wanting to get is this oh so cute bag and I just adore the fun color combination. I am thinking this would be great to pack up all the items I will be taking to the hospital for when baby girl is born.

You can shop for yourself or your loved ones until this Thursday! There are so many great Thirty-One Gifts items that can be used to assist you in organizing and keeping your house cutter free.  Want to shop my party? Click HERE.

I would love to hear from you how you keep your home clean. Do you use a schedule or just do it all at once?