When is the best time for moms to work out?
Before you even choose a time to work out, it’s important to make sure you’re doing workouts that are the most effective for moms.
In general, the most important exercise to incorporate is daily movement. That can be done through going on walks, cleaning, running errands, playing with your kids, etc.
Other than that, the most important type of timed workout for moms to do is strength training — lifting heavy weights to build lean muscles that not only give you a toned body. But, more importantly, they help you be able to lift things all day long (babies, kids, toys, bags, etc) without getting winded or injured!
So when is the best time for busy moms to work out? Scroll to see!
The Best Time For Busy Moms To Work Out
The best time for busy moms to work out is a time they can be consistent with every week. That can be at 5:30am, 9:00am, 2:00pm, or even 9:00pm if that works for you!
But, after working with lots of moms and experiencing my own struggles with finding the best time to work out, certain times yield overwhelmingly similar results for most moms.
Most moms are so exhausted both physically and emotionally after momming all day long that showing up to a workout after the kids go to bed for the night pretty much never sticks. You might be able to do it for a day or two. But, long-term the chances are very low. Plus, you’ll be thinking about having to get your workout in all day long.
Many moms try to get their workout in during nap time or while their kids have some independent play/screen time. But, by the afternoon willpower is dwindling, other fires come up to tend to, and it’s typical for many moms to make excuses to not get it done or just be too tapped out by then (I know I fall into this category for sure!).
Almost every single mom I have worked with has found success in early morning workouts. Getting up, moving, and taking care of themselves before their kids wake up! Once moms have a quick and effective morning routine paired with a short, 20-30 minute lifting program that gets them the results they’re after, it becomes easy to show up every day over time!
Tips For Becoming A Morning Workout Mama
1 – Wake up at the same time 7 days a week whether you’re working out or not so your body gets used to that early wake-up time.
2 – Make a short and clear morning routine to follow each day of the week. One for days you work out and another for your off days.
3 – Prep the night before. Pick out your clothes, get your coffee ready, look over your workout, etc.
4 – Don’t wing your workouts. Follow a clear lifting plan specifically made for moms by a personal trainer. This will not only save you time every week, but you’ll get the results you want much faster.
5 – Know that it gets easier the more consistent you are with this wake-up time and routine. It will feel hard the first few weeks and then it will slowly start to become just part of your lifestyle!
For more tips on how to become a morning workout person, click HERE for a full blog post!
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