I'm a Mom. I Also Work Out.

I'll be the first to admit that I didn't exercise one lick when I was expecting Caroline. Between the hyperemesis, (read: constant puking), and the lethargy that came as a result of that, working out sounded about as appealing as a DIY root canal.

Doing our "Monday" workout yesterday.

After the little bambina arrived, I decided that I wanted to try to eat healthier and start exercising again. I really want to always set a good example for her. I want her to know that it's important to fuel your body with good food, (and the occasional Sonic Chili Cheese Coney), and to make health a top priority.

I'll be honest, I did purchase a few workout DVDs, but the weather has been so nice that I've found myself outside nearly every day cardio-ing it up with Caroline.

Here's a sample of what my weekly "workout" routine looks like right now:

I will say, I'm at home all day with the baby Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so we do a lot of our working out in the mornings around 10:00 a.m.

30 minutes of HIIT with the jogging stroller (breakdown is below)

-5 minute warm-up walk
-10 two-minute intervals of jogging, running and then fast paced walking while pushing the jogging stroller
-10 minute cool-down walk

20 minutes of mommy and me yoga
You can find some of the moves we do here.

30-35 minute incline walking with jogging stroller or baby carrier
(We walk in our subdivision since it's really hilly.)

20 minutes of mommy and me yoga
Moves are here.

Total body workout with baby. Here are the moves we do!

I'll be sharing a few of my meal plans next week, so stay tuned for that.


  1. This post is fantastic for motivating new moms!! Great job!

  2. This is great! I'm saving it for the future! :)

  3. I think it's so neat that there are so many different ways to work out while actually having the baby along with you! Definitely saving your ideas for the future. :)

  4. You are so inspiring to us moms thank you for sharing !


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