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Working out as a Stay at Home Mom

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how to work out as a stay at home mom
how to work out as a stay at home mom

 

I like working out for the most part.

 

In Junior high and High school I was fairly active. I played tennis, ran track and cross country. I even played for my college tennis team for one semester!

 

When Adam and I were first married, I worked out using my elliptical machine and some workout videos to do at home. But… I never was really good at a solid routine. Adam and I would fit in the occasional walk in the neighborhood.

 

After a couple of months, Adam and I joined a small local gym. I seriously thought I had died and gone to workout heaven!! I had never been a member of a gym before!! There were treadmills, stair steppers, and classes with LIVE instructors!

 

Adam and I were pretty dedicated. We would go to the gym every morning at 5 am and workout before work and school 5 days a week. We alternated doing a Body Pump class and just running on the treadmill. Both of us were in great shape.

 

Then we moved…

 

Anytime you have a big life event… your routine gets out of whack and it usually affects your workouts. We did continue working out together though… and this time we added spin classes into our workout rotations –  I fell in love with stationary bikes.

 

The music blaring, the lights low – fans on high – I LOVED it!

 

The Gym Workout was working well until…

 

I got pregnant – I continued to work out.

I did more elliptical machine time as I got bigger. We were still working out at the gym at least 3 days a week waking up at 5 am and walking in our neighborhood 3 more days a week. I was DETERMINED to stay in shape! 

 

But then my routine got thrown out the window once Aidalyn was born….

 

Has that happened to you??

 

It was really hard to get back into a routine when I was taking care of a little baby and working part time as a speech therapist… It just was hard to make it work.

 

With three kids now, it is even harder to leave the house just to go to the gym.

 

Without lifting weights though, you aren’t going to gain the muscle needed to help raise your metabolism, help you look leaner and fit into those smaller clothes.

 

Then I finally found something that could work for me!! 

 

What if you could take your workout with you???

You could make it work around your schedule and your income?

Grab your iPhone for your next in home workout!

 

 

 

 

With the Live Fit app, you can take your workout on the go with you!

 

In my stage of life right now, I’m focusing more on body weight exercises with some cardio components. This would be squats, lunges, high knees, jumping jacks.

 

This app is free, so we are saving money too!

 

It is also portable.

 

In addition to the app…

We still enjoy going on longer walks together with the girls and use a stroller. I run up and down the stairs a few times a day as well. I love my FitBit for keeping track of my steps and helping me set some goals.

 

I think the bottom line is to move and stay active. Come up with a plan that will work for you where you are in life right now.

 

What are some ways you fit exercise into your day

without needing to go to the gym? 

 

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Angela Parker

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I’m a mama of 3 that just wanted to feel like myself again… and took the steps to change my LIFE!

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Comments

  1. […] Chronic cardio, like excessive running, is not healthy for you or your adrenals. This type of exercise puts more stress on your body. A better type of exercise is weight lifting. Including a little body weight exercises (like squats and lunges) into your routine can be an easy way to build more lean muscle mass and increase your metabolism naturally. If you are having a hard time getting your workout in, look at my tips for working out as a stay at home mom.  […]

  2. oh my goodness! The pic of the stroller with the toddler seat attached? Where oh where did you get that!? Any idea!?

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