It’s so hard and often impossible at times for a mom to escape her mom life roles. But it’s so important that we take time aside for ourselves and focus on our health and wellbeing. In fact, sometimes being selfish is the only way we can actually escape and get some time alone. If that’s what it takes, then do it. You’l be a happier you and a happier mama. And sometimes this means going outside to get you time.
If you are a fitness guru, have you changed your workout routine? It is important to shock your muscles from time to time so your body doesn’t get “used” to the routine. Since it’s summer time and if you’re a mom doing a workout outside is a great way to change things up–especially since your ability to leave might be limited. Exercising outdoors has many benefits, such as the increased intake of oxygen. If you’re looking for a total body workout there are plenty of exercises you can adapt to your everyday routine.
This is a great workout for us moms! We can take our kiddos, pull them along, or strap them to the back of the bike. It’s a great form of cardio, fun, and also a perfect way to enjoy fresh air. Of course there are a whole plethora of safety hints you should take on board, not to mention the sorts of injuries you can sustain on a bike. And most definitely if you are including your children, it might be worth it to check RiceLawMD.com. You can find a list of some of the most common injuries when bike riding (just to be on the safe side!) .
One of the great ways to keep up an intense workout is to set up a circuit. You don’t need a gym, or a circuits class to do it effectively. The best is you can actually set one up in your backyard! Take the kids outside with you and get moving. And if you are struggling for some sort of inspiration, you can use old boxes as a platform in which to do steps, triceps dips or raised push-ups. In addition to this, you can make your workout a bit more intense, especially when the weather’s not particularly welcoming, by adding a pull-up bar. This addition might be for more of the advanced fitness mamas, but nothing you can’t learn! It all depends what you want from your workout, if you want to work your upper back, and, in fact, your whole body, MakeAPullUpBar.com gives you some advice on how to make your own makeshift pull-up bar. But a good quality circuit session will leave you feeling out of breath, not to mention having had a great bodyweight workout and cardio session.
High-Intensity Interval Training
If you really want to push it, high-intensity interval training is something a lot of people are going for now. The great benefit of high-intensity training is that you don’t need any equipment. You can do something such as Tabata sprints outside, and get the benefits of a nice sunny day. Remember, all you need is your body weight for an excellent workout. Don’t overcomplicate things mama. Keep it simple and it’ll get done.
So if you are fed up of the same four walls in the gym or you really want to workout but don’t know how to get to the gym with kids, go outside! It’s a fantastic way to shake up your workout routine and include your kids. A huge plus for us busy mamas!