Hope hump day is treating everyone well! These last few weeks of school for the kids are always crazy busy. Which always makes it harder for me to get motivated to work out or find the time to work out for that matter. Buuutttt I have goals… and I’m the only way I am going to get to where I want to be is to make the time for myself.
For me that means fitting workouts in whenever I can! During nap time or getting a workout in after the kids go to bed is what I have to do. Ooorrr even barricading my one year old in the garage with some toys and the radio playing! That way I can get a workout done in the driveway, while she plays and dances her heart out and the big kids run around the front yard! My neighbors, husband and kiddos may all think I’m crazy, but working out calms me and keeps me sane. And every workout I finish puts me closer to my goals. This is really the only time I have all day to actually work on myself and it’s empowering!
For all the crazy, busy moms out there who think there is no way I have time to workout, get creative! Workout in your living room where you can monitor the kids while they play. Take everyone out in the backyard and get to it! Take a half hour before the kids get up, during nap time, or after they go to bed! Squeeze in the time when you can and you will be that much closer to your goal.
Here are my workouts from the last week. I didn’t get to the gym as much as I would like, because life happens. But I made up for it with my other workouts at home. Hopefully these bring you some inspiration! Leave me a comment with your favorite at home workouts!
Spin Class at Sweat Like a Girl
At Home Workout:
2x ( 400m Run + 5 man makers + 10 DB curl+ 20 DB Deadlift + 30 single arm DB snatch, 15 each
arm + 40 overhead lunge, 20 each leg + 50 DB swing)
Weight: 15 lb DB’s
- I originally planned on doing this series 4 times through but it took foooorever and I had to pick up a kid at school, so I got in as much as I could!! And it was really hard so I may have been slightly happy I didn’t have enough time!
400m Run – 20 box jumps – 400m Run – 20 toes to bar – 400m Run – 20 air squats – 400m Run – 20 push ups – 400m run – 20 jumping pull ups – 400m run – 20 burpees
Thrusters – Slam Ball
Barre and Dumbell Diva Classes at Sweat Like a Girl!
Push Ups- Jumping Jacks
50-40-30-20-10 Barbell Curls
10-20-30-40-50 KB Swings
Do 50 curls then 10 KB swing, 40 curl, 20 KB swing and so on…
Weight: I used two 15lb Dumbbells for curls because I only have a 45 lb barbell and I used a 35lb KB
4x (30 V-Up, 60 bicycles, 30 weighted sit up, 60 flutter kick, 30 toe touches, 60 mountain climbers, 400m run)
Time: 44:04 (this took forever because I had looottss of baby distractions!!)
4x (10 wall ball, 10 box jump, 5 push press, 10 front squat, 10 kb swing, 5 lunges)
Weight: 55lbs for push press, front squat, and lunges 35lb KB
3x (15 front raises, 15 bent over rows, 15 overhead press)
3x (7 bottom to 1/2 bicep curls, 7 1/2 to full bicep curls, 7 full bicep curls)
3x (15 tricep dips, 15 skull crushers, 15 overhead tricep extensions)
Time: Bahhh I forgot to start the timer!
Weight: 12 lb for front raises, overhead press, and bicep curls 15 lb for rows, skull crushers, and tricep extensions
50 knees to chest
My times are extra long sometimes because I am usually chasing kids, comforting a crying toddler or yelling at a dog, so take that into consideration! Haha! Hopefully you all are able to try out a workout or two! This is just what works for me and I’m only hoping to inspire just one other crazy, busy mom to make time to commit to herself! Taking the time to care for you is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family! Leave me a comment with what you think about the workouts!