At Home Workouts

Before baby, I would run 3-5 days a week and do CrossFit 3 times a week (yes, I would sometimes double up). In order to keep myself sane and fit, I had to learn to get creative in sneaking in workouts throughout the day with my now 3 month old. 

  

What I learned works best for me at home is circuit training or “rounds for time.” I basically look for things I can do with a pair of dumbbells and my own body weight. I also get outside with Frankie and walk whenever it’s nice enough.

Last week, I signed up for a free 30 day challenge by Betty Rocker. Each day I get an email with that day’s workout including a warmup and a link to a video showing the moves. I don’t plan on doing them on consecutive days, just whenever I don’t have CrossFit or some other type of exercise in mind.

On Easter morning, I woke up early to do the CrossFit Open 16.5, a combo of thrusters and over the bar burpees. It took me 17:58, which is not bad considering I just started training with barbells again. 

  
Today I did the “Hot Abs” Betty Rocker workout; instead of doing 3 rounds as suggested, I did 2 before Frankie’s nap and then 2 after:

1 min of air squats

30 sec side bridge w/ hip dip (each side)

30 sec overhead reach (each side)

1 min mountain climbers

30 sec reverse tabletop toe taps (each side)

I could see and feel tighter abs right after just the first 2 rounds. This is 3 months post partum!  

After 2 rounds of “Hot Abs”
 

Check back to see how I do with this new challenge and how I keep juggling motherhood with my active life. 
Xoxo 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Gail says:

    I love that you are making sure that YOU are a priority. You look fabulous!I am a blogger here as well and a certified fitness professional. Really like your blog.

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    1. Thank you, Gail! I’ll make sure to check out your blog too. Def want to connect with more fitness-focused bloggers 🙂

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  2. Kayla Marie says:

    You go, mama! I love at home workouts as well. Have you tried the bodyrock.tv free workouts? Intense but effective!!

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    1. Thanks, Kayla! I’ve never heard of that but will take a look as I will need variety- thank you for mentioning it 🙂

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  3. you look great even had baby 🙂

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  4. Way to go with 16.5! That WOD was killer!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! It was the only one I got to do this year 🙂

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