If you’re a new mother out there looking to get in shape, look no further. Shakira Abusi has shared the ultimate tips for mommies all over the world to snatch their figures. The best part of this workout is you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. It will fit well into even the busiest mom’s schedule!
The first key to getting into shape is to have your tools prepared for battle. Shakira’s top three recommended tools are: a great pair of running shoes, a good sports bra and a small home blender. “I rarely workout with equipment. Running shoes, sports bras and smoothie makers are all the equipment I need!” Getting a Pair of good running trainers to support your feet is crucial if you’re working out a lot. This reduces the risk of injury an help give you good support for any high impact work! All women can relate to the need for a great sports bra. Mothers who are looking to keep fit definitely need one. This especially applies to those still breastfeeding. A smoothie maker is great for making quick and healthy snacks for a mom and baby on the run. Try using some vegetables though and not just fruits!
Other tools she recommends to keep handy are the workout bench and band. A bench can be used for a variety of things. It’s definitely not just to the men looking to bulk up in the gym. As a mom, if you find the time to make it to the gym, the bench can become your bestfriend! You can conduct a variety of exercises from squat jumps, decline press ups and even tricep dips.
The workout band can be just as versatile when it comes to working out. You can use it for a variety of things and you can even take it on the go. “It’s so diverse and it’s light so it’s easy to pack and take with you when you travel.”
No time to shoot to the gym? Try this Mommy Workout from home. Not only is it easy to do, it’s easy to incorporate into even the most busy of schedules because it only takes 15-20 minutes.
- Step ups ( 1 minutes as a warm up)
- Burpee’s x 16
- Squats ( with heavy washing basket) x 20
- Tricep overhead extensions ( with a 5 liter water bottle full) x 12
- Decline Press ups (on a bench) x 10
- Traveling lunges ( with heavy washing basket) x 20 (10 each side)
- Squat jumps ( onto a bench) x 10
- Oblique sit ups x 16
- Russian twists ( with 5 liter water bottle full) x 20 (10 each side)
- Plank with knee pull in’s x 45 seconds
Aim to do three reps of each and take a minute of rest between each set.