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If you are a new mom, or have toddlers at home, your day is probably filled with activities involving your child. From changing diapers to feeding them, you are on the go 24/7. When you want to get some sleep, your child wakes you during the night. We get it, it’s hard to find time for yourself.
Although you are always busy, there are ways to sneak in a workout. To help you schedule your day that includes exercise, we have devised a simple plan. For other health related information and supplements you can take to make sure your health stays on track, check out Consumer Advisors.
With our methods, you will be able to get in daily exercise without neglecting your precious gems. Some of the exercises we are going to suggest may be used as a circuit exercise that you would use at the gym.
With this exercise, you should sit on the edge of a very sturdy chair. Your hands should be next to your hips. When you slide your backside off the edge of the chair, make sure that your elbows are bent 90 degrees. Your back should be as close to the chair as possible without brushing it. Once you have dipped, push yourself back up. This exercise entails 10 repetitions.
This exercise is perfect for a mommy who wants to get her backside into great shape. You need to stand in front of the chair with your toes pointing forward and your feet should be in line with your hips. Once you have bent your knees, ensure that your chest is leaning forward. Touch the bottom of the chair with your backside, but be careful to not sit. Once you have touched the chair, stand back up. The knees should be over the toes. Do 10 repetitions of this exercise.
If you want a flat stomach, possibly a six-pack, do this exercise vigorously. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Place your left ankle over the right knee. Then, your right hand should be behind your head and your left hand stretched out for support. Now, lift your right shoulder towards the left knee and release. Once you have done 10 repetitions with your right shoulder, switch to the left shoulder and do 10 more.
Nobody enjoys doing pushups, but it is a great way to work the chest, shoulders and abs. With this exercise, you need to get down on your hands and ensure that your knees are pressed together. Your back should be straight, as well as your backside, neck and head should all be in alignment. Once your abs are tight, lower the chest towards the floor by bending your elbows. When your chest is close to the floor, push yourself back up. Also, do 10 repetitions of this exercise.
Moms who want curvy, toned legs and a tight bottom, should do this exercise daily. Your right foot should be on a stair or a stable platform. With your left leg, step up to the stair or the platform. Now you are standing on the stair with both feet. With your left leg, you need to step back down onto the floor and reach about 10 inches. Do the same with the right foot. Once you have done this 10 times, switch over to the right foot. To get the optimal benefit, combine the exercise with dumbbells.
Another great exercise for the tummy. You need to lie on your back and ensure that the soles of your feet are touching. Then, your knees should be stretched out to the sides. Your hands should be behind your head with the elbows sticking out. Before you lift your chest and shoulders up, make sure that your abs are tight. Once you are up, release back down. Do 10 repetitions.
The aforementioned exercises are great for a busy mom who wants a quick workout without taking your eyes off your child. You can do these exercises at home, and it should not take you longer than 10 minutes to do each exercise. As mentioned, you may use these exercises as a circuit, to rotate all of these in one day, or do one exercise per day.