- If you work, try to to wait till after work to get your workout in. It probably won’t happen. So, get your workouts before you do anything, whether it’s work or before the kids wake up. Even as a stay at home mom, you are more likely to workout if you get it out before the babies are up.
- Schedule it as part of your day as a non-negotiable. You are more likely to keep an appointment if you have it blocked off in your calendar.
- Planning helps but knowing what you are going to do when you get that time to workout is also very important. When you have your workout ready beforehand you have a chance of getting your workout out faster.
- If you get a lunch break or if you are a stay at home mom and you are eating lunch, take a walk or run during that free time. Make sure you get your meal in first.
- I believe having your kids as part of your workout routine helps mommies stay in shape. Have fun with your babies or your toddlers. While they are lying down next to you do planks, sit ups, squats, lunges, etc. You get the point. If they are toddlers play a game of tag or push them on the swings. Make it fun for both of you.
- If you go to the park or jungle gym, use the benches for step ups, run with your stroller, or walk around in the sand.
- I said this before but running with your kids is the best way to get a work out in. Play tag with them. Soccer is a good sport to incorporate toddlers. You get cardiovascular benefits because of this.
- Be a ninja. Get a workout in when you get 10 minutes of free time from your kids. Run around for 10 minutes, do lunges for 10 minutes, jumping squats etc.
- Go outside. This is especially important for new moms. A lot of new mom’s are so excited and love their new babies so much that they just sit and watch their kids. Remember sitting down does not expel that many calories. If your kids are awake, put them on the stroller and walk around the block or go to a park.
- Don’t beat yourself up. You are a mommy and time with your kids is very important. Sometimes you are going to miss a workout and that’s totally okay, just don’t make it a habit. Remember being healthy allows you to give your child more.
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If you’re a mom, tell me your thoughts on exercising. What are some things you do to get you working out and active? Leave a comment below.