Besides running, one of my favorite things to do to stay in shape is strength training. I love lifting weights, sometimes just using my own body weight, or using my huge chubby baby as my weight. I always try to get my workout in when Beau is taking his nap. However, sometimes he naps for 30 minutes and sometimes he’s out for 3 hours. Totally unpredictable! So if by chance he took a horribly short nap, or I have too much to get done during his nap that trumps exercise, I bring him along with me! Now I am super lucky that my parents have a full commercial gym in their home so I never have to pay for a membership anywhere, nor do I have to travel to get there (we’re living with them until our home is built). I know I’m so spoiled! Here are a few of the exercises I do within the week. I always try to hit each muscle group 2x per week.
^^Beau is nearly 27 pounds so after a few of lifting him up and down I am on fire! I shoot for 3 sets of 10-12.^^
^^^This tricep dip is a favorite. You can do this just about anywhere. Great at attacking flabby arms!^^^
^^Lunges and squats are probably the things I do the MOST!! And holding a toddler while doing it really increases the intensity! Make sure you GET LOW! :)^^
^Crunches with kisses in between each one. It’s the best way to work abs.^
Remember that I am no professional and every body is different. My mom has been a personal trainer for years and has taught me lots along the way. There are so many great ways to stay fit inside and outside of a gym but these are just a selection of some of my favorite exercises. If you have any questions about anything make sure you ask in the comments! What do you guys like to do for exercise?
Thanks for reading!