In leu of dreaming about working out again after I have the baby (thanks SPD 😉 ) I am posting my exercise postpartum routine that I did with Levi and totally forgot to post!!! And I am definitely cracking up about these photos by the way. I even made a video but I’m not feeling that bold today, ha! Maybe I’ll have an update or two for working out with two babies, who knows? 🙂 Enjoy!
Exercising isn’t always easy when you are busy with school, work, family, etc. These exercises are great for those who don’t have a gym membership or just like to stay in the comfort of their own homes. Although I go to the gym while Levi sleeps in the mornings now, these are some exercises I was able to do at home with or without him (use your resources!!). I was too tired to drive to the gym so this was the best option for me, but you can also do them at the gym. Levi loved when I used him as my free weight. 🙂
You don’t have to be an expert to still feel healthy and fit! Just set aside about 30 minutes for your health and you will definitely thank yourself later. My workout routine is as follows:
- Monday: Lower Body
- Mountain climbers
- Jumping lunges
- Variation squats
- Tuesday: Cardio
- Walking, biking
- Wednesday: Upper Body
- 1 minute plank
- Glider abs
- Bicep curls
- Push ups
- Thursday: Cardio
- Sprints/jogging (high intensity interval training)
- Friday: Full Body
- 2 minute jump rope or skipping
- Squat press
- Saturday: Cardio
- Zumba, racquetball (fun day!)
- Sunday: Rehabilitation
These are just some ideas, but I would recommend working out the muscles that are ready to go, and resting the ones that are sore. For this reason, I have categorized workouts by which muscles are being exerted.
- Alternatives: baby, heavy water bottle, textbook, etc.
- Rubber band
- Yoga mat
- Two squares of cardboard
- Alternatives: sturdy stack of books, chair, large crate
Here’s to getting healthy and in shape!!