busy mom workout-02When you're a busy mom, workout time can sometimes seem impossible. It can be difficult to find any time for yourself at all, let alone specifically to work out. Luckily, there are exercises out there that anyone can fit into a busy schedule. Load up your 6 Pack Bags with a well-rounded meal management system to ensure that mom and kids get all the nutritional essentials and read on to discover our choices for the best exercises for the busy mom.

1. Squats

Squats are a natural choice for anyone on-the-go. These are great for strengthening abdominal muscles and perfect for a busy mom workout. Keep your feet evenly apart, bring your arms forward, and sit back. Go as far as you can without letting your knees move forward. Push on your heels and lift your chest to come back up. Depending on how much time you have, do 2-3 sets of 10-15 squats, punctuated by light jogging breaks.

2. Push-Ups

There are 3 ways you can incorporate this classic upper-body exercise move into any busy mom workout. The basic push-up, with sloped body and straightened legs, and the modified push-up, in which feet are lifted and ankles crossed instead of straightened legs, for 10-12 reps each should do. You can also do standing push-ups against a wall at any time throughout the day, such as during your lunch break or in-between packing your meal management system.

3. Burpees

The burpee is a great exercise move that works your whole body and doesn't require a great amount of time. The thrust of the burpee is that while standing, you drop down into push-up formation. Bring your legs in and then leap back up! Beginners should start with one set of 5 reps and work up to 15 or 20.

4. Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are excellent as a workout for the busy mom because they are portable and one package can provide multiple sizes for increasing intensity. Combine several classic exercises with resistance bands to get in a quick workout whenever you can squeeze it in: 8-10 reps of squats, 5-10 reps of push-ups, and 10-12 reps of lunges with bicep curls. With organizational gear like 6 Pack Bags, resistance bands can be easily organized for fitness convenience in your busy life.

5. Kettlebells

Kettlebells are a good alternative to dumbbells and the exercises can easily be worked into a quick workout, just what the busy mom needs. Beginners should start with 5-10 pounds and work their way up in 5-10 pound increments. Swings are a good exercise to start with. With legs spread roughly shoulder-width, hold the kettlebell with both hands. Hike it back between your legs and then forward and away from you, all while keeping your arms straight.

Getting a little more exercise in life isn't always so easy when you're a busy mom. Workout time can definitely be limited. However, where there's a will, there's a way. Combine these exercises with our meal management system to create a fitness plan that can work for any busy mom.