Finding time to get to the gym is hard when you are a mum. As well as it being difficult to muster up the energy thanks to the many sleepless nights, you may also struggle to find someone to look after your baby while you head off to the gym. Neither of these things needs to hold you back. Working out at home has never been easier, so read on to discover some of the reasons why you should work up a sweat in the comfort of your own home!
It saves time
When you become a mum you gain so much, but one thing you do lose is time. Time is precious to every single mother out there so why not save some of it by avoiding the trek to the gym. Working out at home will give you more time to spend with your family, catch up on sleep, and tackle the never-ending pile of laundry that seemingly never disappears once you have a tiny human to look after!
It doesn’t have to feel lonely
If the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we can still be social, even when we are locked down in our own homes.
Set up a video call with your friends and work out together in your living room to encourage and motivate each other. Or why not try joining an online class?
It saves money
Maternity leave is always a tight time for money so if you’re looking to save pennies where you can, you should begin working out at home. The gym isn’t the only place where you can do a decent workout. Getting a full-body workout doesn’t even require any equipment if you choose to do HIIT training!
Make recovery training part of your workout routine
Working out at home isn’t just about the physical training. Make sure you let your muscles fully recuperate by making recovery training part of your workout routine.
Using a massage gun on your muscles is a great way to get the blood flowing and it reduces the likelihood of next-day soreness. The last thing you want is to struggle to pick up your baby the next day thanks to DOMS!
Whatever your motivation is for working out after having a baby, whether it be losing baby weight or trying to boost your mental health, following a fitness plan from the comfort of your own home has a multitude of benefits.
Not only will you have more precious time to spend with your family, but hopefully you will feel stronger and healthier too! It’s a win-win situation.
Do you work out at home or are you a gym bunny?
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