Struggling to get in a workout? Take a lesson from your daily routine with The Mom Workout – mom moves you’re already doing and didn’t even know it!
With everything you have to do everyday, does the idea of carving out time for a workout seem impossible? What’s sad is that most parents already feel like every day is a marathon and that’s just crossing off the bare minimum of your daily must-do list.
But did you know that hitting your daily routine could actually include the makings of a great workout? Yep, doing the laundry, getting the kids ready for school or playing with your baby can be a super workout – with a little twist.
So I enlisted a few friends, including Kristina Guerrero (a beautiful mama of two, actress, and hostess with the mostess formerly on E! Television and this week, CW’s Eyeopener) and Freddie Jenkins (owner of the Fit Body Bootcamp DFW) to help tackle the problem with what we call The Mom Workout.
These three moves can give you a really good foundation of a super workout:
1. Floor time with the baby = Mountain climber with push up
On the floor already doing a little floor time with your baby? Make the most of your time with a little mountain climbing action. Add a push up and dip down for a kiss! It’s like getting a reward every time you do a rep!
2. Packing up the kids for school = 1 arm/dual kettlebell swings
Those backpacks are heavy, right? Every morning I throw that backpack over my shoulder and load up for school. That same action is just like a kettle bell swing. So drop the bag, pick up the KB and get to swinging. Your biceps (and your buns) will thank you!
3. Doing the laundry = Dead lifts with a curl
I hate doing laundry, but it ain’t gonna do itself (I tried and it didn’t work!) So make the most of that load with a dead lift using a barbell or kettle bell.. You can make it double the benefit by adding curl.
See? You don’t need a gym to get your workout on! If you don’t have a kettle bell or a dumbell, don’t worry! Grab that jug of juice, can of veggies or 10 lb. bag of dog food for weighs. However, having a few basic workout essentials at home like this inexpensive set of dumbells (affiliate) or a kettlebell (affiliate) is worth the small investment in YOU! Remember, your health should be one of your biggest priorities. If you aren’t healthy, you won’t be able to take care of the family when they need it most!
However, this workout isn’t the only way to a healthy exercise routine! Find whatever makes you get moving! In addition to some of the fun workouts I do to make it fun, I really love my Fit Body Boot Camp family. With hundreds of locations all over the world, Fit Body Boot Camp is a group personal training program that uses a combination of (HIIT) High Intensity Interval Training and Active Rest Training called the Afterburn – all in just 30 minutes. Check the website for the location closest to you and you can even get a three-day trial for free! If you’re in DFW, you can even work out with Freddie like me!
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