Why Moms Should Workout At Home
After the workout that is BIRTH most mamas couldn’t give a rats ass about working out (and they shouldn’t). However, somewhere down the line it creeps into your mind. The thought that you should be starting some sort of activity again (click here to learn to find time for fitness!). You want to be active. You want to do something for yourself and you want to look and feel good.
But making it to the gym is a officially an event.
Not only do you need to find someone to put on baby duty. You need to find time that works possibly between feedings and others work schedules. Unfortunately, that “time” is normally later at night when you’re exhausted after having been a mom all day,
I hear yah.
And to top it off, you’ve no idea what you’re doing, you need a program and factoring in travel and change time makes going to the gym a goddamn crazy outing… multiple times per week.
Sigh. Off to the back burner it gets pushed.
Far too often I hear the above issues crop up. And truthfully, they’re valid.
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So when people ask me how I do it, how I fit in five+ workouts each week consistently, I tell them two things:
The first is that I enjoy working out. Seriously. I love being in the gym and smashing a workout isn’t a “task” for me. Which is why it gets done five times per week (god I wished I loved cleaning as much HA). You don’t need to work out a lot I just like to.
But the second thing I tell them is even more important. Because it eliminates a lot of the above obstacles… I work out at home.
Given, I have a full studio at home complete with a squat rack, free weights, bars and all sorts o jazz… but you don’t need it. A couple of dumbbells, or good resistance bands or a trx will do the trick (check out my post on my top four pieces of at home workout equipment!).
Honestly, working out at home is the best possible thing you can do to regain some of your fitness back. There are literally hundreds of workouts you can do with minimal equipment. And if you need something specific, ASK. A qualified trainer can easily help program something for you. But truly, as a mom at home workouts are the way to go and below are my five reasons why:
You can workout at any time of the day – this means that if your workouts get split up, it’s ok because there’s no travel necessary
You can work out with the baby thus eliminating any child care issues. Plus having the babe watch you is great for them to learn too (click here to read why I love working out with my babe!)
You can plan around feedings, naps and other to-dos’
You save an insane amount of time. A gym outing that would take you 1.5-2 hours just became a 45min quickie
It’s far easier to stay consistent because it’s easier to jump into a workout than get all ready for it. Thus you see better results.
Honestly I love working out at home (even with a toddler!). It’s simple, easy and effective. My babe has come to love the studio and I love that I can stay true to my fitness loving ways. It’s a win-win for us all.
Even if you’re an avid gym goer it’s handy to have a plan and a bit of equipment at home as a backup (my favorites are here). All mamas knows that plans change, this way you still get your fix.
Don’t forget to pin this simple, effective secret to being consistent with your workouts!
If you want to really rock your workouts and stay consistent with your fitness level, for mamas working out at home is genius.
What about you, are you yay or nay at home workouts? Questions? Comments? Thoughts?
If you’re looking to boost your at home workout routine check out my favorite bodyweight exercises as well as resistance band exercises you should be doing!