As always, it can be tough to fit in a hardcore workout routine as a busy mom. Whether it’s finding the time, or even finding the motivation, you can tone up right in the comfort of your own home! Here’s a total body workout that takes no more than 20 minutes. You read that right, just 20 minutes a day, in or outside of a gym, and you’re done! These are high-intensity workouts and are most effective when you minimize the breaks in between cycles. You can squeeze this in while you’re waiting for dinner to finish cooking, or even during nap time.
Sit on the edge of a chair, with your hands next to your hips. Slide your bottom down the edge, and bend your elbows. Be sure to keep your back close to the chair, then push back up. Start off with 10 repetitions, and eventually build yourself up to 15.
Lie on back and place soles of feet together and relax your knees out to the side, like a butterfly. Place hands behind head, with your elbows pointing out. Make sure you’re tightening your abs, and lift your entire chest and shoulders up, then slowly lower back down. Start with 10 reps, and eventually increase to 15.
Lie on your back, with your knees bent, similar to a typical crunch. Cross your left ankle over your right knee. Place right hand behind head and lift right shoulder toward left knee. Release back down slowly. Do 10 reps and then switch to your opposite side.
Standing Hip Extension
Stand with your feet at hip-distance apart. Shift your weight to your right foot, and fully extend left leg behind. Then slowly lift and lower left foot, while squeezing your bottom. Use a chair for balance! Do 10 reps, then switch.
Just because you don’t have a gym membership doesn’t mean you can’t get in shape! There are so many free workouts that don’t include a personal trainer, including this quick and easy 20-minute workout. What are some of your favorite quick home workout routines? Leave your comments below!