Get your energy back, get stress relief and kick start your workouts, even with baby in tow, with this mom and baby workout routine. You can practice self care at home with this exercise routine at home, even with baby, and home bodyweight exercises to reduce stress and increase stamina.
THE ULTIMATE MOM AND BABY WORKOUT ROUTINE
Sometimes as a mom of four, I feel like my life is a bit of a balancing act in a three-ring circus (thus the reason for our DIY family circus costume choice last year!!). Like many mamas, I’m juggling a lot of balls and just hoping to nail the ending. Add in the break from school and everyone home all day during the summer and I’m sure you can imagine my regular routine/working environment has been a bit more colorful and beautifully chaotic than normal. I wouldn’t trade this time with my littles for anything, though aligning with the start of the school year has me taking some purposeful steps to bring a little order back into my routine. One of my main focuses being my overall feeling of health and energy… cause ya’ll four kiddos and a few businesses had me feeling a little drained. I knew it was time to focus on me again, at least just a little bit.
What I Eat Makes A Difference
It’s easy to embrace all things delicious during the summer months, and I am not one that will ever say no to an ice cream cone. Needless to say, my summer habits have definitely had an effect on my overall energy during the day. When all you are giving your body is comfort food and satisfying your sweet tooth, I’ve found for me that it just causes a lot of high mountaintops and low valleys in my energy and productivity. My first step to being fresh and fit is to make sure I eat a nutritious breakfast.
I’m the type that can easily skip it only to leave myself hangry a few hours later, so my goal is choosing one that gives my body the nutrients and energy needs, especially when also nursing a baby.
For me right now, a more balanced lifestyle doesn’t lie in counting calories…who needs one more thing to do? Instead, I’m focusing on making choices that are wholesome and full of good ingredients.
Check out our Omelet-In-A-Bag recipe tutorial that doubles as a fun activity too! Or try my FAVORITE deliciously nourishing lactation smoothie to get a healthy boost!
Increase Energy With Water
My next step is probably something you’ve heard a million times or more, but I honestly have personally experienced the benefits of drinking more water and I’m a major advocate of how this simple step can really alter not just energy levels but the health of skin and hair. I like to fill up a water bottle at night and have it on my nightstand ready for me to drink first thing in the morning to really give me that boost of hydration as I start my day.
Exercise Routine At Home With Baby
Exercise is a huge part of living an energized, balanced lifestyle for me and I’m still figuring out what mode of exercise I am willing to commit to with my ever-changing schedule. What I have found success in recently is incorporating a bit of play into my workout routine.
My littlest munchkin is still with me most days, all day, and she rarely wants to leave my side. This can make working out a bit of a challenge, so I decided to get her involved and came up with some fun moves for a great mom and baby workout that work my muscles while incorporating lots of stolen Eskimo kisses and tummy tickles.
The first time I did this mom and baby workout it was fun and fairly easy to get through, so I didn’t think too much of it… until I was sore for two days! It’s most definitely making a difference in how I feel, and I’d love to have you join me on this journey!
So tell me, when you’re feeling less than energetic, what do you do to get yourself back on track? I’d love to hear! And if you join me in this mom and baby workout, let me know… and you can always share and tag me @TabithaBlue on social!!! We’re in this together mamas.