I used to get so frustrated when I would try to workout from home and my kids would interrupt me. I remember so many times when I would just quit in the middle of my workout, throw my hands up in defeat, and think to myself, "what's the point? I can't even finish one set without the baby wanting held". It did get easier as the kids got a little older, but along the way I realized that if I incorporate my kids into the workouts then it becomes a game for them and instead of crying to be held the whole time, they will try to do the exercises with me. Somewhere along the way I realized that it's ok if I have to take breaks because the kids need something. It's ok if I have to modify an exercise so I can do it while holding the baby. It's ok if I need to slow down a little on my sprints so that my kids could beat me. Just doing something is what mattered. I gave myself to permission to lose the all-or-nothing mentality, and that is what made all the difference.
Here is a quick real-life glimpse into what our at-home workouts might look like. I'll put the entire workout below, try it and let me know what you think! #nataliehodsonworkouts
Do 3 sets of superset before moving onto the next superset.
Run for 45-60 seconds in between each superset.
Rest 1-2 minutes in between each exercise.
*Superset means doing two exercises back to back with no rest in between*
1a) Stability Ball Hamstring Curl x 12
1b) Plank x 30 seconds
2a) Curtsy Lunges with dumbbells in hand x 8
2b) Curtsy Lunges with no weight (just body weight) x 8
3a) Ski Jumpers (side to side quick hops) x 10
3b) Burpees x 10
4a) Side to Side Fast Shuffle x 30 seconds
4b) Calf Raises x 25
PS - I haven't made a formal announcement yet, but I am releasing my at-home 12-week training program at the end of this month! The program will be made available to members of my site and included for no extra charge in their membership to begin with and then in a few months we will turn it into an eBook for sale. I can't wait to share it with you!