- You save $$$ from not having to pay for a gym membership
- You have access to it at anytime (because we all know that “free time” in mom life can be fickle)
- If you ever feel self-conscious at the gym, that’s now a non-issue
- You save time; no need to pack a bag and drive anywhere. You get dressed and get started.
Before I had Dominic, I actually liked waking up early to workout, shower, then get ready for work. That hasn’t been possible lately because Dominic’s waking time varies, so “waking up early” one day could be “waking up when he wakes up” the next day even if it’s the same time of the day. That becomes discouraging to me, so I stick with the night schedule since it’s more consistent. Working out is working out, and you should do what works best for you.
Pull-up bar (Optional. My husband just happened to have it)
Focus T25 – If you’ve worked out at home at all, you’ve probably heard about the Insanity workout videos. T25 is from the same guy that created Insanity, but he turned his workouts into intense 25 minute workouts.
BBG – This is a workout program hugely popular on Instagram. It’s a weekly series of 3 28-minute high-intensity workouts, 2 LISS workouts, and a stretch session.
Orgain Plant-based Protein – I drink a protein shake about twice a week using this particular protein from Orgain to help fuel my body. All ingredients are organic and the proteins are completely plant-based with ingredients like hemp, chia and pea proteins.
Yoga – I’ve always loved doing yoga. It’s a great way to slow down and get more in tune with your body while stretching out muscles that tend to be forgotten. I try to include a session at least once a week. It’s also so beneficial since I mostly sit at a desk for work. I did yoga regularly during pregnancy too and know that it helped me manage the aches and pains during the last trimester.
Eat clean – What you feed your body is just as important (if not more) as how your treat it with these workouts. There are plenty of tips and guides to get you into the habit of eating better, but my biggest tips would be to cut out as much sugar as you can and to eat real food – food as close as they come from nature. Remember, by sugar, people don’t just mean the obvious desserts and soda. This includes things like condiments, salad dressings, and snacks.
Pull-up Bar – My husband has had this for years. It’s just your basic doorway bar, and I’ve been goofing around with it to test my strength. It’s been helpful for settings goals such as “do 3 consecutive pull-ups after 2 months.”
It’s also important to note that working out doesn’t have to be confined to the home or the gym. Other things we’ve done to keep ourselves active has been to go on hikes and walks around the neighborhood.
Finding a way to make health a priority for you can sometimes be a struggle, but I hope some of this information helps you figure out a way to really make it a priority. Whether you’re a mom or not, focusing on your health is important, and it takes considerable effort. If everyone that has found their rhythm shared their tips to others on how they make it work, maybe it would make it easier for everyone to embrace the opportunity to be happier and healthier versions of themselves. That’s what it’s all about right? 🙂
“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.”