This is How Busy Moms Can Exercise With a Baby!
It can be a real challenge for a busy Mom to fit in exercise with a baby. Making exercise a priority is a challenge no matter who you are but when your time could be used to catch up on sleep, cook food or take care of your exercise time, which do you choose?
But, finding time for regular physical activity is so important that it should be a priority placed on your calendar, just like your baby’s doctor’s appointment. Somehow, nail appointments get on the calendar but not always exercise.. A busy Mom needs to exercise not only for themselves (stress relief and weight loss), but also for their kids benefit. It’s important to set a good example. If your children never see you engage in fitness or if they hear you complain about working out, then they are going to have a negative image of exercise. Let them know that you workout to stay healthy, to be strong and to have more energy and stamina (so you can keep up with them)! And that you have fun doing your exercise. It’s your time and we all need some “me” time to balance the demands of being a very busy mom!
So, how to you fit in exercise and make it a priority in your life? How do you fit it into your already busy schedule? It just involves planning! Having a plan A and a plan B, so that you will get the exercise done, for sure!
This is how busy moms (and women over 40) can exercise with a Baby!
- Exercise first thing in the morning, before your baby wake up. Use a home video or treadmill (walking or jogging), jump rope.
- Fit in exercise time while they are napping. Home video, treadmill, jump rope.
- Grab your stroller and go for a brisk walk. Or, buy a jogging stroller for more flexibility. With a jogging stroller you can walk faster, jog or even run at a fast pace. And, for veteran roller bladers, you can even use the stroller for some skating time.
- For younger children, you can use a back carrier to transport them while walking. This can burn even more calories as the extra weight makes it more challenging.
- Push your kid on a swing. And, after every push complete one squat.
- Use an infant carrier or bike trailer to enjoy a bike ride together.
There are also exercises you can do together. You can do abs exercises, squats and lunges if your baby is cooperative. Exercising at home makes exercise less time consuming and you are right there, if your baby needs you. Be sure you pick a program that will help you meet your goals. Feel free to contact me for recommendations that will best suit you. I will be happy to be your accountability coach, so that you will stay on track and lose any baby weight! My favorite was Turbo Fire, but I promise to only recommend the one that is the best match for you!!
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