The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Working out at home with a baby


My job makes it a lot easier for me to get my workouts in through group fitness classes, but I still have to find time to workout at home on my own. Having a baby’s schedule to work around can be difficult at times but I make it happen!

Yesterday I chose to do a quick T-25 workout called Speed 2.0.
There is no equipment necessary for this workout which makes it 10x easier to complete with Ava around.
(Go figure, Ava was even entertained with the box!)
Speed 2.0 is a cardio based workout and my heart was pumping the entire time. The moves are simple to pick up on and the 25 minutes was over before I knew it.
(My hear rate averaged 140 bpm and my max was 176, pretty good!!)
Back to being a mom and exercising…..I can definitely relate to other new mom’s that struggle to find time to exercise when they have to take care of a baby all day. That being said, just like anything else…. with a new baby you have to make time for exercise. For example, yesterday I planned my workout right after Ava had a bottle because I knew she would be content and entertain herself with her toys and of course play with Cooper. She even got a few laughs in at me jumping around the living room.
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i have a few tips for making time for exercise as a new mom or even for anyone that can’t seem to get in a workout at home on their own!
3 Tips for Working out at home with a Baby:
1. Choose a time when you know your baby is okay on their own with some toys and books, or better yet when they go down for a nap.
2. Mark it on your calendar or put a reminder on your phone. There is no way around it when its set in your planner.
3. Plan for a QUICK workout that is around 30 minutes long. Your workout doesn’t need to be an hour to get the job done!
What small change can you make in your schedule to squeeze in a quick workout daily?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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