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  • Writer's pictureKirsten Smith

Five Easy Workouts for Busy Moms

As women, we have a unique set of challenges and responsibilities that often leave us with very little time for ourselves. It's no secret that staying fit and healthy is important, but we don’t always have the energy to focus on our physical and mental health. That's why I'm excited to share this blog with you today. I’ve gathered five of my favorite simple workouts that are designed specifically for moms. So, grab a cup of tea, get cozy, and let's dive into these exercises!

1. Toning Workouts

Toning workouts are one of my go-to exercises as there are tons of simple ways you can train your body and improve your health! Start by grabbing a pair of dumbbells and do exercises like squats, lunges, bicep curls, and shoulder presses while you hold your weights. I suggest starting with light weights and slowly starting to build up the weight as you get more comfortable with these exercises.

Strength training has many benefits, it not only tones your body but also improves bone density and increases your metabolism. So, this type of workout is great for your health. Additionally, short workouts at the start of your day can improve your mood and give you that boost of energy that you're looking for. Some women do worry about bulking up, but the majority of women only build lean muscles. Dumbbells will just tone your body which can help you look and feel more confident!

2. Cardio Exercises

Another way women can take care of their physical and mental health is with cardio workouts. Cardio exercises boost our endurance, burn high levels of calories, and keep our hearts healthy. There are a lot of different activities you can choose from too! So, if you like more variety this might be a better workout option for you.

I suggest trying things like jogging, cycling, swimming, or even dancing! You can get your heart pumping, shed some extra weight, and take the time to focus on yourself for a little bit. Personally, I love going for a walk or a quick jog early in the day. If you are extra busy, you can take your kids along or even put on upbeat music and have a dance party with your family. Remember, the goal of fitness is to find something you enjoy so that you can stick with it!

3. Core and Ab Training

Ab workouts are another workout option you can try out. Strengthening your core can help you get abs, but if this isn’t your goal you can still improve your posture and stability. In particular, planks are amazing if you want to work on core training. I suggest starting with a basic forearm plank and gradually increasing the duration of your plank as you build strength.

Other exercises like Russian twists, bicycle crunches, and leg raises can also target your abs. You won’t see immediate results, as it takes time to build strength and get abs. But, remember that consistency is key, and your hard work will pay off eventually!

4. Yoga and Pilates

Yoga and pilates are one of the best ways to enhance your flexibility, balance, and your overall well-being. These low-impact exercises are gentle on your joints, which makes them perfect for women of all ages and fitness levels! Yoga and pilates can be more time-consuming but it’s well worth the effort as there are many great health benefits associated with this form of exercise. I personally recommend finding a local class.

If you’re pressed for time or want to save money, YouTube videos are a great way to get started. There are some amazing yoga and pilates teachers online that post content for free. You can do deep stretches to relax your body, meditation to quiet your mind, and pilates to get a more well-rounded workout. Best of all you choose how long you do yoga or pilates as there are videos that are made for shorter 15 to 30-minute workouts!

5. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)

Finally, for those days when you're short on time but still want an effective workout, HIIT will be your best friend. HIIT is by far my favorite workout. High-intensity interval training involves alternating short bursts of intense exercise with brief recovery periods. This method allows you to maximize calorie burning and boost your metabolism in a short amount of time.

You can download HIIT apps any time you want, and they will instruct you throughout your workout. You’ll do exercises like burpees, jump squats, running in place, and high knees. A quick 20-minute HIIT session can leave you feeling energized and accomplished, even on your busiest days.

Final Thoughts on Workouts For Moms

As mothers, it's easy to put ourselves last and lose track of our health. Taking care of our bodies isn’t a luxury. This is essential for our well-being! Remember, you deserve to feel strong, confident, and healthy. By incorporating some of these workouts I’ve been talking about you can achieve some of your fitness goals and practice self-care.

I suggest finding what works for you and listening to your body to get the best results. You want to make fitness a part of your lifestyle instead of something you dread. Luckily, whether you're toning your muscles, getting your heart pumping, or finding inner peace through yoga, there's a workout out there for every mom.

I shared some workouts I think could work for you, but if you have other ideas or want to talk about fitness feel free to comment below.

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20 ene

Great article and good ideas for workouts! With four kids it definitely isn't easy to find the time to exercise. Getting more out of a shorter workout is always ideal for me. Thanks for sharing!

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04 nov 2023

Although I'm not a mom, I like these easy workout ideas. Thank you for the helpful suggestions.

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03 nov 2023

Thanks Kirsten, I'm not a mom, but even I found this very informative.

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03 nov 2023

Excellent Job Kirsten! I found this article an informative guide for busy moms. Would be sharing in my friend circle too. :)

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31 oct 2023

Nice Article

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