Quick Total Bod Workouts for Busy Mamas

Any other moms out there struggling to sneak in exercise daily? I’m trying to make it an integral part of my day — even if its a quick walk around the neighborhood (pushing a double stroller up hills is no walk in the park). Especially as the weather turns and flu season kicks in, it’s important to build our immune system and release those endorphins — natural mood elevators, and we all know moms often need that! It’s not easy to get to the gym or to your favorite exercise class with busy schedules so try to create a routine that is doable and works for you. Even if it’s a quick workout video, a few extra trips up and down stairs, or walking instead of driving somewhere nearby. Here are two quick full body/no equipment work outs that I stumbled upon on Shape.com:

*Do these workouts for one minute in a fast pace without resting in between. Repeat.

WORK OUT #1:

WORKS: ABS, LOWER BACK, CHEST SHOULDERS, AND TRICEPS

Get in plank position with feet shoulder-width apart. Bring right heel toward your butt as you reach back and touch it with left hand [shown]. Return to starting position and repeat with opposite arm and leg. Continue, alternating sides.

WORK OUT #2:

WORKS: ABS, LOWER BACK, CHEST SHOULDERS, AND TRICEPS

Get in plank position with feet shoulder-width apart. Bring right heel toward your butt as you reach back and touch it with left hand [shown]. Return to starting position and repeat with opposite arm and leg. Continue, alternating sides.

Photos & Work Out Plan Source: Shape
Main image via: Pregnancy & Baby
 

 

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