We all know that when you have kids it can be a struggle to prioritize working out and taking care of ourselves. BUT…in order for us to be our best self and the best parent/spouse/daughter/son/friend, we need to have self-care strategies in place and make sure we are healthy!Whenever possible I encourage you to take time out for yourself to exercise, but some days/weeks it just isn’t possible, so why not get in a workout while playing with and enjoying the company of your child(ren).
Don’t get me wrong, it can be a complete chaotic mess trying to work out with kids, so keep expectations low and just try to have fun and MOVE. In video 1 I tried to choreograph it more with the kids and even bribed my son with a donut to film with me (he’s quite stubborn like most 3yr olds!) and it didn’t really go how I envisioned, but o’well, we did it. Video 2 I just threw the camera on and went for it and it actually was a better workout and a little more fun for us all I think. Video 3 was a fun outdoor workout that you could do at a local park!
Video 1: Try to do 2-3 rounds if possible and you can use a dumbbell or a milk jug filled with water. My animal sounds are way off, but you’ll get the picture 🙂
- Gorilla Squat & Reach: 15
- Kangaroo Hop & Curl: 15
- Bear Crawl: 30
- Flamingo (1 leg deadlift w/ a row): 10 each side
- Frog Jumps: 15
- Elephant Trunk Swings: 15 each side
- Hippopotamus hip bridge: 30
- Down Dog Leg Lifts: 15 each
- Fire Hydrants: 15 each
Video 2: grab a milk jug or dumbbell and start moving
Video 3: a great workout to do at a local park. If you’re lucky your kids will throw snow at you too! 😉