Easy workout ideas for Mom at H-O-M-E!
No more excuses, ladies. It's important for you to move your body every. single. day. Whether you're at home with one kiddo or five, let's find a way to carve out pockets of movement for YOU. Why?
-Increased mental clarity -De-stress -Positive endorphin release -Strength + energy -Weight management -Emotional regulation -Digestion regularity -Better sleep -Improved mood -THE LIST GOES ON........
Bottom line? Exercise is nonnegotiable and it doesn't have to come from hours upon hours in the gym. Here's how:
First, Listen to your body. What type of exercise are you craving? What does your body need?
A brisk walk? (Take your kiddos with you! They could use the fresh air :) )
A light bike ride?
Stay tuned into what your body is craving. Yes, I want you to turn inwards. Your body is full of wisdom and will tell you exactly what you need. Release the feeling of “guilt”.
Many women feel guilty or selfish for working out while they have children running around. Ladies, listen. It’s not SELFISH. You are taking care of YOU and that is 100% necessary in order to take care of your family! You’re not spending hours at the gym. Your squeezing in a quick workout *(if and when permitted!)* to better your health, healing, emotional and physical wellbeing. There are many different options for you to workout with littles…. Here are a few!
Workout at home with a workout DVD or YouTube videos while your children are playing, napping, or engaged in safe activities.
If you have a treadmill or bike at home, you can do this as well
Incorporate simple exercises throughout the day (remember, it doesn't all have to be done at one time). Here's a great, short circuit you can complete throughout the day:
20 reverse pushups
20 jumping jacks
20 step ups (use your couch or a stool) Repeat 2-3x throughout the day and viola! Your workout is complete!
It doesn't take much to get a workout in. Find time and get committed. You are worth it and I know you can do this. Promise.