Moms are busy. Between taking care of the kids, husband, working, and running the household, there is barely any time to workout, let alone go to the gym. There has to be a way. After I did a little research, I learned that getting fit at home is easier than I thought. All it takes is a little time and ingenuity.
How to Get Fit at Home – It’s Easier than you Think
Like I said, I did some research on how to get fit at home, and it’s actually quite easy. You just need determination and imagination. Here are some great ways I found using my old friend, Google, on how to get fit at home.
Use Your Stairs
If you have stairs use them – all the time. Of course, you have to use them to get upstairs or down to the basement, but what I mean is to use them as a workout device. Take 10 minutes and walk up and down your stairs non-stop. Go longer if you can. If you have a hand rail and decent balance, you can even walk up and down your stairs backwards! That activates the muscles in a different way. This is a great exercise, because it’s a combination of both cardio and strength training.
Use Your Counters
If you aren’t strong enough to do pushups – even the “girl” ones – then use your kitchen or bathroom counter. Place your hands shoulder width apart, and position your feet away from the counter until you find an angle that allows you to do at least 3 sets of 10 pushups. These “vertical” pushups are a great upper body exercise. As your strength increases, you’ll eventually be able to graduate to traditional pushups.
Use Your Baby
If you have a baby or even toddler, he or she makes a great workout partner. For example, do squats holding your baby. Each time you squat down, give your baby a big giant kiss. Keep going for 2 rounds of 10. Check out Pinterest for so many fun exercises to do with your baby.
Use Your Floor
Another great tip on how to get fit at home is to use your floor. Just lay on the floor and do crunches. You can also do leg lifts, side leg lifts, and planks. The floor is your best tool for strengthening your core. Again, search Pinterest for some amazing floor exercises.
Get the Microsoft Band
A great way to keep track your progress and the calories burned while you are working out at home is the Microsoft Band. The Microsoft Band is powered by Microsoft Health, a cloud-based service that tracks your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and even your sleep quality. It also helps you be productive with your workouts by sending email previews and calendar alerts directly to the band on your wrist!
I hope these 5 tips on how to get fit at home have been as helpful as you as they were to me. These are all easy ways to get started on your fitness journey, and it’s as easy as looking at your home in a different way. I hope you’re excited to get fit at home, because I know I am!