Working out is hard work for a SAHM (stay at home mom), especially when the cool winter and fall months roll around. Then all I want to do is lay on my couch under a big heavy blanket and watch a good movie. I can’t be the only one right? Girl, then I have thoughts of putting on a pot of my delicious chili beans and vow to not see the gym or outside until spring. That sounds like a good life to me, but unfortunately summer bodies wait for no woman, including you and me. The real work must be done in the winter, consistently. So I challenged myself and put together a beginner exercise routine for a SAHM like myself. I workout early or late, there is no in between for me or it won’t get done.
Tip: Find The time of day that best works for you. Don’t worry about when another person is working out, just get started.
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Squats- I like to do a set of 10 squats at a time with a rest of 10 seconds in between. I do 5 sets of squats and move on to the next exercise.
Tip: Keep your back Straight and knees aligned with your feet. Look straight ahead, breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth.
Chair Dips– Find a stable chair in your home for your chair dips. This exercise helps with your core and arms. You are going to face away from the chair and straighten your legs out, grabbing the chair firmly to balance your self as you dip down. Do 5 chair dips in 5 sets resting for 5 seconds in between if needed.
Tip: If this is too hard you may bend your knees like you would in a sitting position.
Mountain climbs– These mountain climbs focus on your legs. You want to do your best to keep your back straight. Move your legs as far up toward your elbows, one at a time like you are climbing. Start with 10 on each side, resting for 5 seconds. Do 5 sets of mountain climbs if you can.
Reverse Crunches– beginner exercise routine for sahm would not be complete with out crunches. But most of us have problems with the bottom portion of our tummy’s from having children. One of the best way to target that is by doing reverse crunches.
Start by laying on your back and hands under your bottom for stability. Your head and legs will start in the resting position completely touching the floor. Then bring your knees toward your chest and your chin toward your chest at the same time. tighten your core t the same time and do 15 crunches n sets of 5 resting for 5 seconds in between.
CONGRATS!!! you have completed your first beginner exercise routine, If you only got through the workout once that’s great! we all just have to start. If you need to do more, go through the work out as many times as you need, for as long as you need. Check out this website for more workouts to add to this one if you need to.