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Friday, September 2, 2016

At Home Leg and Core Workout

Personally I love going to the gym. It really helps me mentally get in the zone and away from the distractions at home. That being said there are times it just doesn't work out the way I'd like. Whether you have sick babies, a ridiculous schedule, or you just don't have a gym pass, there are always ways you can get a workout in from home.

Tyson loves to help me do my workouts at home haha really I think he just likes the way the yoga mat feels on his toes. He kept squeezing his chunky little toes on the mat and then would look up at me with a cute little smile like he discovered something new. So fun being his momma!

Bring Sally Up air squats

*Start this song and every time you hear them say bring sally down squat down......Hold the squat until you hear them say bring Sally up. It should be a short period at the top and a longer hold in the down squat. During the chorus hold the down squat and repeat for the length of the song. This is a great way to activate your legs and glutes.

Get the song HERE

Glute Bridges (50)

*Lay on back with both feet on the floor and raise your glutes up to create a bridge. Squeeze and pinch at the top and hold for 2 counts

6 inch Leg Raises (50)

*You should really feel this in your lower abs! Buh-Bye mama pouch!! Start with feet slightly off the ground and raise 6 inches in the air. When you lower your legs don't let your feet touch the ground.

Jump Squats (20)

*Squat and jump in the air coming back down and landing in a squat

Reverse Lunges (20 each leg)

*With feet together lunge back with your right leg and then come back to standing position. Do all 20 on the right leg then switch to the left.

Pulsing Lunges (20 each leg)

* Staying in place lunge up and down for 20 counts and then switch to the other leg

Crunches with Legs Elevated (50)

Leg Push Ups (50)
*Starting with your feet at a 90 degree angle, push your feet up as if you were trying to touch the ceiling. Your butt should raise off the floor. Lower glutes back to the ground keeping feet at 90 degree angle in the air. Push feet toward the ceiling raising butt off the ground again and continue for 50 counts.

Repeat the circuit 1-2 more times. Starting out you may only be able to get through it once which is totally fine! Listen to your body.

There's nothing quite like being able to workout with weights and other equipment at a gym but you gotta do what you gotta do at times. I've learned this more and more over the course of my year at home so far with Tyson. Motherhood is the greatest gift anyone could ever have, but you have to be flexible to their needs while still taking care of yourself. You don't have to let go of your health or appearance to meet the needs of your kids. Lets be honest if I feel healthy and good about the way I look I'm a much happier person to be around so really I'm doing my family a favor lol! You're worth taking 30minutes a day for. If you have to, its ok to put your kid in the pack-n-play with Barney on for a couple minutes. I promise they will not think any less of you.

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