So I know working out when you’re a mom can seem laughable because let’s face it who wants to spend their free time sweating? But it has to be done. I know if I don’t workout then I turn into a scary mommy. I need to push myself and once that workout is over, I’m so happy I did it.
The best part about working out is that you can do it at home using just your body, no gym and no equipment required, this is called the no excuses zone. I know, am I annoying you yet? But really, just pop up and do the workout, you’ll feel so much better.
This workout is a little Tabata inspired, for those that don’t know Tabata is high intensity interval training inspired by a Japanese scientist.
I want you to try each exercise for 20 seconds then take a 10 second rest and repeat each exercise 5 times with your 10 seconds of rest in between each exercise.
I downloaded a free Tabata timer app or you can use your phone’s built in timer, whatever is easiest for you.
Here’s your workout:
1.Mt. Climber= Core/Cardio
2.Alternating lunges= Glutes, quads, hamstrings
3.Push-ups= Pectorals, shoulders, triceps, abdominals
4.Squat Jump= Quads, glutes, hamstrings, back, abdominals, and it’s cardio
Make sure you drink lots of water and take a break if you feel like you need to! This workout can also be condensed to 3 rounds of each exercise if you feel that 5 rounds is too much for you.
I love a good HIIT workout, and it's totally what got my body back into shape after Jack was born.
Till next time!
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