Last week I shared the first of a series of quick and simple workout for busy moms that you can do from anywhere and anytime. And I have to say, despite it being super fast I still had to be very conscious about not skipping this workout. Although I aimed to do this in the morning before starting work, there were days (a lot actually) where I didn´t get to it before going to bed. So yes I did it, but I need to work more on getting this as part of my routine.
<h5> Building it in your routine </h5>
I reflected a bit on where it went wrong with doing this in the morning and my conclusion is that I should piggyback this little workout to something that happens anyway every morning so that I can´t forget it. This daily event should trigger me to d o my 15min of exercises. At first, I thought I should link it to when the bichin is having his bottle first thing in the morning, but that thought went away quite fast. He is quite a fast drinker (judging the speed he downs his bottle I think he will actually be very successful in student life, if he can keep up the same speed with a beer he will win a lot of “ad fundum” games) so that means I will never actually have 15min to workout.
After the bottle, it´s usually changing his diaper and preparing our breakfast. But, after breakfast is my window of opportunity. With his stomach full he usually likes to play on the floor and he can easily entertain himself for a little while. So that is my new plan: change in workout clothes before breakfast, give him his sandwich (and light breakfast for me) and when he is playing I will do my 15min workout next to him.
Hopefully, this will work better for really making this a daily routine.
If you haven´t seen the first part of the workout series yet, check it out here.
Workout routine for busy moms part 2
Below you can find the second session of 3 different quick workouts, as last week don´t forget to downlo ad the printable with the exercises to make it even easier.
4 rounds of 5 simple exercises
1. 20 squats
2. 15 kickbacks for each leg
3. 10 pushups (Normal pushups are too heavy for me, so I am doing them on my knees!)
4. 10 butterfly situps
5. 30sec plank
When is your best time to workout at home?
Download printable Workout for Busy Moms – II