8/18/17

The Busy Mama's Guide To Working Out


By on 8/18/2017 12:16:00 PM

Let’s be honest here, it can be difficult to fit in exercise when you are a busy mama. Whether you work at home or are employed, or whether you stay at home taking care of the little bundles of joy each day, some of us just find it impossible to get to a gym, ye alone exercise. However, it is now easier than ever to exercise at home.

You may be thinking that exercising should be at the gym, but I am here to tell you that you can get fit indoors with some tried and tested methods that are bound to suit any busy mama. I thought I would share with you what some of them are.

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Utilize websites like YouTube. Websites like YouTube are brimming with exercise workouts that you can try. From HIIT sessions that tend to be small timings like twenty or thirty minutes, or you could choose more longer and slower paced workouts that last an hour. There may even be instructors that you prefer that you go back to time and time again, but the main benefit is that you can fit in the exercise at anytime of the day, whatever suits you.
   
Pop those running shoes on and just go. Running can be one of the easiest ways that you can get your exercise in everyday, and it can be some solid time in the day that can be just for you. It’s an opportunity to clear your mind from the toughness of the day. Some people choose to run first thing, which is an excellent way of setting yourself up for the day ahead.

It doesn't need to be just aerobic or cardio exercise.  Who says exercise has to be something that gets your heart racing, mix things up a little and try something different. Things like yoga or pilates can be a great way to exercise you body while giving you some much-needed down time. 
 
Get some gym equipment at home.  Some people prefer to use equipment or feel like they are in the gym, even though they are not able to attend a physical establishment. This means that having gym equipment in your home could be a real option for you. If you have the space, you can get a treadmill or cross trainer, perhaps a bike or rowing machine. Use equipment that you are comfortable with. 
 
Get a few friends together and exercise.  Finally, it can be lonely being a mother at times, and spending time with just your children, or working a lot, can really drain you, as much as you don’t want to admit that. So exercising with friends can be a great way to eliminate some loneliness, get valuable exercise and socialise at the same time. You could choose to head to a class locally, or be at home doing a YouTube workout together. 


About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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