The Mom Workout
Are you an overwhelmed mom with no time to workout? Do you feel like you’ve finished off one too many of your kids leftover chicken nuggets and now your backside is paying the price? Do you want to workout but are trapped in the house by one, two or three raging maniacs?? Then this is THE workout for you! We have come up with the perfect workout for moms (or even dads!) that are stuck in the house all day with the kids. This way you can turn all of the whining, fighting, unlimited snack requests and messes into an excuse to get your fitness on.
So print this out, hang it on the fridge, and get to it! With the way most of our kids behave, you’ll be fit and buff in no time!
The Mom Workout
* We suggest wearing some comfy clothes all day for this….because you know you were going to anyway but now you have an excuse because “you are working out.”
If your kids wake you up before you want to: get the blood pumping with 25 jumping jacks
For every bite of wasted food your kids leave on their plates, avoid eating them and instead: do 5 crunches
Every time a child asks to watch tv: do 20 squats
Every time a child cries: do 20 jumping jacks
For every mess you have to clean up in the kitchen: do 10 lunges
For every mess you have to clean up in the bathroom: do 10 push ups
For every mess you have to clean up in a bedroom: do 10 squat jumps
For every mess you have to clean up in the living room or playroom: do 10 high knees
Every time you have to put a kid in time-out: you take the equal amount of time for a rest (because otherwise no kid would probably be put in time out)
Every time you fill a juice/milk/water cup: do 15 wall-push-ups
Anytime anyone calls you “mean” or “unfair”: do 5 burpees
Each time you have to get someone a Band-Aid for a real or imaginary boo-boo: run in place for one minute
Every time you have to vacuum or mop because someone spilled something: do 20 bicycle crunches
Every time two or more kids fight with each other: do 20 mountain climbers
Each time your kids make you feel like screaming, don’t and instead: do a 30 second plank
Every time a kid whines: do 10 side lunges
Success!! You did it!!! Now get those kids in bed and pour yourself a nice glass of wine…each time some one comes out of their rooms for a ridiculous reason, take a sip and think about how buff you are going to look.
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Michelle; full time mama, part time blogger, wife extraordinaire. This busy mama to three “peas” is a lover of all things running, crafting and baking. A New England native and current desert dweller, she is the brains and wit behind the blog Our Three Peas, where she writes about the hilarious reality that is motherhood. She strives to live a green and natural life and swears that most motherhood-related dramas can be solved by having a nice glass of wine at the end of the evening.