Home ‘SWEAT’ Home
Sometimes it’s getting yourself out the door and to the gym that’s the hardest part about exercise. Geez, some mornings you can barely get in a shower let alone a workout. So what if there are some basic moves you can do in the comfort of your own home that can help you get well on your way to becoming a healthier and fitter mama? Sure, you might have to deal with a toddler here, a baby there and a few Thomas the Train toys during a workout, but this could be an amazing alternative to having to get your mama- butt to the gym for a 7:00 o’clock fitness class.
The Real Deal Home Workout Moves
1. No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed: in this case, forget the nursery rhyme and get jumping. Try doing 10 jump squats on your bed. This sounds easy, but you’ll be working your lower body, glutes and you’ll be engaging your core as you stabilize to land safely on the bed.
2. When I dip, you dip, we dip: farewell arm jiggle! Put those dusty dining room chairs to use and start dipping. This old school move works the back of your arms so you don’t have to be fearful of wearing tanks this summer. I love this exercise and you really will feel the burn. Do 10 reps and that’s it!
3. Step Up or Step Out: Use your lovely leather ottoman to assist with killer step-ups! Do this move to help strengthen your hips, work the back of your legs and your core. Alternate stepping up with each leg doing 10 reps with each.
4. Wall-Sit For a Bit: This simple move is a classic and can be done just about anywhere in your house. Start with your back against a wall with your feet shoulder width and about two feet from the wall. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the ground and adjust your feet if you need to so that your knees are directly above your ankles. Hold for 30! Heck, you could do this while waiting for your coffee to brew in the morning.
5. Baby Weight for the Win: There are so many moves that you can involve your child. If you’re looking to challenge yourself a little more, put your babe into a sling or use them as a weight and get a move on. Everything from the squat to the biceps curl can be done with your baby! If you don’t have dumbbells at home, try your little baby as a means to tone some muscle. Believe me, this works and they actually love it!
Of course if you can get out of the house and go for a walk or get some fresh air, do it! My mini sometimes likes to change it up and sweat outside instead. But if you’re staying indoors, the benefits of home workouts are endless – including saving on gym membership fees and avoiding the wait for equipment! At home, you can be comfortable and still get it done … not to mention, your home gym is open 24 hours, so now you can never have an excuse to miss a workout!
Little babe styled in our Blood Orange joggers.