Well, you’re a homemaker! Bravo, for you are doing an excellent job by looking after your kids. Credit goes to you for realizing the importance of being a responsible mother. Being a mother is a full-time job and the time you invest in the better upbringing of your kids will never go unrewarded. Tomorrow, they will be disciplined, respectful and high-achieving kids. But you worry about your health and rightly so. Worry not, for you can maintain perfect health while remaining at home and working out. It’s time to exercise and remain fit so get your workout clothes on!
Skip the Rope
No problem if you can’t wear all your gear and go to the gym. Get your kids ready to work out with you. Grasp that jump rope lying idly on the sofa and get skipping. Let two minutes pass and the blood throbbing in your temple will do the talking. Your heart will also join in beating fast against your chest. Yes, you will feel the heat. Don’t let go! Do this daily and you’ll witness the health benefits soon!
Step on the Stairs
If you want to take your fitness routine to the next level, opt for a stair-stepping routine. You can place candy at both ends of the staircase or something that doesn’t come with calories, maybe a book, and race across to get to it. Do this in moderation until you can do more. Adjust your pace as the days pass. You will feel the muscles in your thighs and core toughen up. This is an excellent cardio choice as well. However, I hope not, if you have a history of heart-related issues then consult with your doctor first.
Do the Plank
Plank is very easy to do. You get down in the push-up position and extend your arms forward tightening your core muscles. Start with 30 seconds and gradually add more seconds. This is very helpful in making your core muscles more lean and powerful!
Be the Cleaner
Come on, you’re an at-home mother. You must be cleaning every day, right? May God bless you for you do so much for your family. All the power to you as you clean the house. Think of the cleaning work as a workout and thank me for you will bear witness to the positive results very soon!
Yoga the Stress Away
Yoga is a great exercise too. It’s good for the brain and the body as well. You can get a yoga mat easily and exercise to the fullest. Using only your body, you can achieve relaxation, calmness and so much more. With yoga, you will be able to focus more, have a better determination and a stronger motivation to achieve your goals in life.
Get a Workout Routine from YouTube
And yes, many trainers have taken to YouTube. One YouTube search will bless you with tons of videos related to home workouts. There are many young girls out there who have designed power-packed and thrilling at-home workout routines. These routines involve small bodily movements repeated over a course of time. When done for just half an hour, you can reap the benefits you would get for walking a mile or more, depending on the nature of the movements and the intensities with which they are done. As time progresses, you can opt for more intense options.
Remember, your body has been designed in a way by nature that you can simply use it to improve your health. Simply key movements can impart the same benefits that you can get by lifting weights or engaging in other strenuous workout formats. Be the great mother that you are and work out to remain fit! All the power to you!