Mama’s workouts lately have consisted of a random Pilates class when I can get Baby Boy into the kid’s club at the gym and lifting him up and down the stairs and in and out of the car. Believe me — it is a workout — he weighs 23 lbs.!! If Mama is super motivated, you can find me doing Just Dance on the Wii with Lily-girl — definitely gets you sweating (counts as cardio, right?).
Looking at that list, Mama now sees how pathetic it is. Stepping up my game, Mama has found new ways to workout that are just so fun. One thing to remember — when you workout, it’s not supposed to be glamourous. That’s the difference between glistening and sweating — if you’re glistening, you’re not working hard enough.
Slide to slide — while some fitness equipment is gimmicky, these Valslides are amazing. They actually really work too! Mama loved that you can use them on any surface — tile, carpet, hardwood — and it makes you have an unstable training surface to perform slideboard exercises. The Valslides help target the core and you feel it after the first time you use them. Worth every penny and if you don’t believe Mama — even Jennifer Garner uses them! Available at Amazon.com, $38.95.
Elliptical Stroller — Mama has seen it all…turn your stroller into an Elliptical Trainer. Love Handles attach to nearly every stroller to turn the stroller into an overall fitness machine. They come fully assembled and are super easy to use. You may look a little funny walking down the street but…they give you an amazing workout. Imagine the jealously you’ll get at Stroller Strides when you roll up with these attached to your BOB. Definitely a must-have for Mamas with strollers. Available at LoveHandlesInc.com, $99.99.
For new Mamas — you’ll love the Mama and Me workout from chicks-n-chickens. It’s a series fun, easy to learn movements that include dancing, swaying, stretching and relaxing that are done while holding your baby or while they are in a baby carrier. It’s so cute and a great way to bond with baby and get a workout in! Available at chicks-n-chickens.com, $29.95.
P90X — just try it, Mama dares you! The best workout ever to whip you into shape for bikini season. Available at Amazon.com, $69.85.
Now get your sweat on!