With toddlers in the house, finding moments of peace and quiet for yourself can feel like a luxury. But when you do get those precious windows to exercise how can you make sure that your workout fits into this limited time frame? Searching YouTube aimlessly isn't always an ideal solution; it's easy for minutes to slip away before hearing your child stir from their nap - meaning no workouts at all! If only there was some way to balance both without sacrificing one or the other...
With busy schedules, finding a balanced workout routine can seem impossible. But don’t despair - we have the perfect plan for you! No matter your timeframe- whether it's five or thirty minutes - these carefully crafted exercises will power up those limited moments and keep mom moving while the little ones nap. Get ready to flex some serious muscle flexibility with this easy workout guide created specifically for moms on-the-go!
Time needed: 10 minutes
Do you want to sculpt a stronger, more defined core? This efficient ten-minute workout can help! Push yourself and see how many repetitions of each exercise you can do in two minutes — the results will speak for themselves.
- Minutes One and Two: Crunches
- Minute Three and Four: Superman
- Minute Five and Six: Russian Twists
- Minute Seven and Eight: Sit-Ups
- Minute Nine and Ten: Mountain Climbers
Head-Turning Upper Body
Time needed: 20 minutes
Struggling to tone your arms or slim down your stomach? Look no further! This upper body workout targets those areas of focus and provides an intense 20-minute routine. Complete as many reps on each exercise within two minutes, then move onto the next one until you've completed all exercises for a total of 2 rounds - giving you that enviable physique in just half an hour.
- Triangle Push-Ups
- Pike Presses
- Oblique Crunches
Time needed: 15 minutes
Challenge yourself to improve your lower body strength and cardiovascular health with a few simple plyometrics exercises. Aplyometric workout is an efficient way of burning calories, while also working on functional movement patterns. Aim to complete all the repetitions before taking a break-- then rest for three minutes and repeat two more times!
- Jump Squats: 15 repetitions
- Speed Skaters: 20 repetitions (10 on each side)
- Knee Tucks: 10 repetitions
- Butt Kicks: 10 repetitions
- Burpees: 5 repetitions
Total Body Blaster
Time needed: 30 minutes
Get ready to work up a sweat with this high-intensity total body exercise routine! You'll be alternating between exercises, as shown in the "AA", "BB," etc. format - so you won't even have time for boredom! After finishing each pair of moves, rest and refuel before moving onto the next set. Enjoy your fat burning and muscle toning journey – let’s go!
- A: Bodyweight Squats: 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions
- A: YTWL: 3 sets of 10 repetitions
- B: Romanian deadlifts
- B: Crunches:
- C: Push-Ups:
- C: Exaggerated Tension Reverse Fly: 10 repetitions
- D: Glute Bridges: 15 repetitions
- D: Superman Flutter Kicks: 20 repetitions (10 on each side)
Squeezing in a Workout
Fitting in a workout can be hard when you have young children - but it's not impossible! With some planning and creativity, consistent exercise is still achievable. Identifying the length of their naps provides an opportunity to confidently select which routine will fit into that timeframe – all while keeping your fitness goals on track. Remember: even short bursts of activity are better than none at all.