Despite having a sizeable home gym to train in, at 4 plus month #PostPartum, I still have limited time to get consistent exercise into my schedule because my Baby Boy is the boss and he’s currently undergoing sleep training patterns…which is currently hit and miss so this Mommy is tired (I’m in the process of looking for a Nanny but that’s another story).
With time being of the utmost importance, I’ve had to get creative with my workouts and one of my favourite and most effective exercises for the glutes, quads, and hamstrings is the Lunge. Or in this case, my cleverly crafted #LovingLunges.
Lunges and lunge variations are key accessory movements in my Lower Body exercise regimen. They’re also functional, challenging, metabolically demanding, and wonderful for detailing the legs! By taking advantage of carrying by son while doing my lunges, I’ve also added some resistance!
a. Mommy holds baby in front and cuddled into tummy
b. Stand in neutral position with back straight looking straight ahead
c. Take a big step forward and bend both legs to 90 degrees
d. Make sure your knee does not go over your ankle
e. Push off Back leg and come back to starting position
f. Alternate legs either stationary or walking
g. Kiss baby as an additional movement (I always do…hehehe)
As a reminder, it’s critical for every mommy to be a STRONG MOMMY through exercise for i) a stronger immune system, ii) lowered stress levels, iii) a healthy metabolism, and iv) a feeling of accomplishment so take better advantage of the time you spend with your baby with my LOVING LUNGES.
I, personally, think there isn’t a better time in our life than soon after the baby is born to exercise. We just have to be a little more creative about 🙂