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12 Creative Workouts for Moms with Toddlers

Workouts for Moms with Toddlers - The Kreative Life

You’re probably noticing that my recipes have started to be a little healthier, except for this one, because I’ve been looking for workouts for moms with toddlers so I can slowly lose my baby weight.

I want to find ways for busy moms to get in shape, but to do it in a way that doesn’t consist of me starving myself, seeking out the latest diet fads, or taking diet pills.

I know that adjusting my diet can only get me so far. If I don’t have some type of exercises to do at home along with my diet adjustment, then I’ll hit a plateau really fast and will give up once I’m not losing weight.

Walking has never really helped me lose any weight and sometimes I can’t go for a run by myself or visit the gym.

I’ve had to find creative ways to sneak in a little exercise throughout the day while I’m busy taking care of my babies, the house, running my blog, researching, and doing anything else that falls on my plate.

Here are some workouts for moms with toddlers or young kids, that I’ve been able to do. Sometimes it does consists of a full workout and sometimes it’s just a few minutes.

But with the combination of my diet and these tips, I’ve been able to lose 15 pounds and keep it off within the last 6 weeks (yes, that included the holidays). Enjoy!

*As with any workout plan, please consult your doctor before beginning.

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12 Creative Workouts for Moms with Toddlers

If you're looking for ways moms can get fit, these easy workouts for moms with toddlers or bigger kids are the creative workout routines that you need.

1. Before the kids wake up, do 3 sets of 10 pushups, sit-ups, squats, and 5 pound weight curls. It will only take you about 10-15 minutes to finish. The squats and curls can be done at the same time.

If your kiddos wake up early sometimes (like mine tend to do), try to squeeze the sets in during naptime or right after they’re down for the night.

2. While helping the kids brush their teeth, do calf raises.

3. Dance with your babies every chance you get. They’ll enjoy it and you’ll be getting in a little cardio.

4. Toss those babies in the air. Yes, I toss my babies in the air (of course, I leave one hand on them at all times because I’m clumsy and have no sense of balance) and it’s a great arm workout.

5. If you’re watching tv, do jumping jacks every time a commercial comes on. Your babies may join in on the fun.

6. Park farther away from the door when going to the store. I do this all of the time, but I make sure I exercise precaution.

Who has all day to drive around looking for a spot, anyways, when there are plenty of open spots in the back?

7. Throw them in the stroller and head out the door. Ok, don’t literally throw them into the stroller. Make sure they’re securely strapped in. Go for a walk or a light jog.

I bring my 2 year old’s tricycle so when I’m finished a mile or so, I let him ride his bike back to the park so he can get some playtime in too.

That’s two miles down right there!

8. Go outside and play! Yes, you have my permission to be a kid again.

What’s stopping you from playing hide-and-seek or tag with your kids?

Nothing! Get out there and move!

9. Do some hardcore housework! I hate to admit it, but doing housework does require some type of physical ability.

Why not step it up a notch by power walking while you’re vacuuming or doing lunges when you’re carrying the laundry up stairs?

10. If you’re working from home and have your own office space, sit on a stability ball instead of an office chair. Do squats while returning emails in the morning.

11. Carry your babies up the stairs. What better way to build strength then to carry 10, 20, or 30 pounds up an incline? Your butt and thighs can thank me later!

12. Swing on the monkey bars! Admittedly, I haven’t tried this one yet, but it’s on my to-do list.

While my babies are playing at the park, I plan on utilizing all of that free “gym” equipment. You know, monkey bars into pull-up bars and a slide is now a bench for inclined pushups.

Of course, I won’t do it if there are other kids out there, but it’s definitely going to happen.

What are some ways you stay fit with your little ones? I’d love to hear your tips, so I can try them out!

Now that you’ve tried these workouts for moms with toddlers, here are 20+ Simple Ways to Treat Yourself Well when you get a little free time!

Having the time to exercise with small children at home can be difficult. These simple tips to help moms get in shape can help you carry on with your busy schedule while squeezing in a workout. - The Kreative Life

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  1. This is so great! I was really trying to start a weight loss regime this year, until I found out I was pregnant again. This will give me a great guideline and inspiration to start once baby’s here in September! Thanks.

  2. Love it – to be fair I don’t even have any little ones and some of these suggestions are good for me too, especially the jumping jacks whilst watching commercials bit 🙂 every little helps..

  3. Thanks for sharing these thoughts! I don’t have kids, but I can modify some of these moves with my pup! She always keeps me moving!

  4. I love this! So great. I’m going to give a few (if not all, at some point) a try! I need to!

  5. These are great ideas! I have a baby who hates to be put down or left in nurseries (although she is getting better) so a trainer at the gym showed me a whole circuit workout of exercises I can do while holding her. It IS possible to exercise as a mom you just have to make it work!

  6. These are great tips! I’m trying to get my body in shape and good health to have another child.

  7. great tips! i am trying to be more disciplined about my daily yoga, etc, too! =)

  8. I don’t have kids, but I’m definitely going to be using these tips. genius!

    Katie <3

  9. Love this! Especially cause a lot of us kinda forget about our health and fitness once the little one comes.. Thanks for sharing

  10. Man, I needed to read this! Love all of these ideas!

  11. Very good tips. I am so discouraged about my weight right now. I literally had three pregnancies- C-section and two vaginals three years in a row. I have layers of baby fat to get rid of and desperately need to get in shape. I just need the motivation to get started.

    1. I understand, Latisha! I have a diastasis recti from my last pregnancy, so I have a constant pooch. I’ve tried everything, but I know it will always be there because regular ab exercises doesn’t help it.