Easy Ways to Fit in a Quick Workout as a Busy Mom

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Fitting in a quick workout is very difficult especially as a mom. You have so many different things to juggle and the last thing on your mind for the day may be working out.

There are easy ways to fit in a quick workout such as: finding the time, find a workout routine you enjoy, involve your kids, and do mini workouts.

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My hope is to help you find time for a workout every single day because taking care of your body is important as a mom.

You want to be able to play with your kids and run around without feeling winded within the first couple minutes. Trust me been there done that and it sucks!

Easy Ways to Fit in a Quick Workout

Find The Time

You need to find time to workout. If you don’t set aside a daily time to workout it won’t get done.

You have a lot going on being a mom and when you are actively involved with your kids your day just flies by. Or it feels endless if your baby won’t stop crying.

Either way if you don’t plan your workout in your day it won’t happen because when and if you have downtime you will more likely take a nap, put on that show you want to catch up on, take a shower, or actually brush your teeth for the day.

Trust me I get it, I have lacked in all of these things.

The best times to crank in a workout are:

  • Wake up before the kids
  • Workout after they go to bed
  • During naptime
  • While the kiddos are watching a show
  • Have your husband or partner watch them while you workout

As you can see there are many opportunities in your day to at least get a quick workout in.

Find A Workout Routine You Enjoy

YouTube workout

Finding a workout routine you enjoy will make working out that much better.

Now I’m not saying you are going to totally love working out, but you can enjoy it.

You need to find out if you like running, weightlifting, HIIT workouts, yoga, youtube video workouts, or even bodyweight workouts.

If you are not a runner why would you even bother with running, you will hate and dread the moment you have to start running.

I personally love bodyweight workouts and weight lifting. Yoga is great too when I need to get all of the kinks out.

Find the best way for you to workout so when the time comes you will want to accomplish this task.

Involve Your Kids

Mom and daughter dancing

Another great way to fit in a quick workout is to involve your kids.

Kids love to move around and I feel like they are always high energy. My 2 1/2 month old loves to move or atleast loves to be held and have us move him around. Which takes a lot of energy.

When I hold him I will do some squats or press him over my head. I would also go on walks with him and it was a great way to get out of the house.

Right now he just comes to the gym with me and chills on the floor staring at himself in the mirror. It’s our friends gym so there’s like 5 people that actually workout in that area.

Usually if you go to the gym though you’ll have to put your baby in the daycare if they have one because little kids aren’t aloud on the main floor.

Other ways you can involve your kid may be:

  • Play outside
  • Do a baby wearing workout
  • Bring them to the gym
  • Go on a walk together
  • Do a cleaning dance party
  • Do kids yoga
  • Play tag together
  • Have them try the workout with you

Workout When You Go to the Bathroom

Okay this may be the weirdest tip out there, but when I was pregnant it really worked for me.

Every time I went to the bathroom, which was often, I would do either 25 squats, wall-pushups, calf raises, or pelvic tilts.

I know as a mom it’s rare to find the time to go to the bathroom, but when you do, get something quick in. It won’t hurt to try!

Before the Shower

You can also do a mini workout before getting into the shower, whenever you find the time to fit a shower in.

I like to take my showers at night when my baby is in bed and it’s easy to do a quick workout before your shower.

Mini Workout

  • 25 Jumping Jacks
  • 60 Second Jog in Place
  • 25 Squats
  • 15 Pushups
  • 25 Lunges
  • 20 Sit-ups

Quick Workouts

Easy ways to fit in a quick workout

Now you may only be able to find a few minutes in each day for a quick workout. So I have 14 workouts that you can do when you frankly have no time.

Now these shouldn’t be a replacement to getting a good solid workout in for the day, but it’s a good replacement when your day is gone before you know it.

Each of these workouts should take less than 10 minutes, most are under 5.

I’m sure you can find 5-10 minutes in your day to get a workout in!

Workout 1

Repeat this workout 2-3 times

  • 10 Squats
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Sit-ups
  • 10 Tricep Dips
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 20 Second Plank

Workout 2

Do as many reps as you can in 5 minutes.

  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Sit-ups
  • 15 Squats
  • 20 Jumping Jacks

Workout 3

  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 20 Sumo Squats
  • 15 Side Lunges
  • 30 Hips Bridges
  • 30 Crunches
  • 30 Russian Twists
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 30 Second Plank

Workout 4

  • 10 Push-ups
  • 20 Leg Raises
  • 40 Jumping Jacks
  • 50 Crunches
  • 40 Mountain Climbers
  • 30 Squats
  • 20 Bicycle Crunches
  • 10 Burpees

Workout 5

  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 40 Crunches
  • 50 Squats
  • 25 Lunges (per leg)
  • 60 Second Wall Sit

Workout 6

  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 50 Squats
  • 40 Crunches
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 10 Burpees
  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 45 Crunches
  • 1 Minute Wall Sit
  • 45 Second Plank

Workout 7

Do this set 5 times

  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Crunches
  • 10 Mountain Climbers
  • 10 Squats
  • 30 Second Plank

Workout 8

Do this workout 5 times

  • 10 Jumping jacks
  • 10 Calf Raises
  • 10 Reverse Lunges
  • 10 Crunches
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Squats

Workout 9

Do this workout 1-2 times

  • 20 Squat Jumps
  • 20 Lunges
  • 20 Burpees
  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Crunches

Workout 10

  • 30 Squats
  • 40 Lunges
  • 30 Mountains Climbers
  • 40 Squats
  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 40
  • 40 Lunges
  • 60 Second Wall Sit
  • 40 Calf Raises

Workout 11

Complete this workout 2 times.

  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Calf Raises
  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Sumo squats
  • 20 Crunches
  • 20 Lunges

Workout 12

  • 30 High Knees
  • 20 Sumo squats
  • 30 Squats
  • 15 Star Jumps
  • 30 Glute Bridges
  • 20 Fire Hydrants
  • 20 Lunges
  • 30 Squat Pulses
  • 30 Calf Raises

Workout 13

  • 1 Minute Jumping Jacks
  • 30 Seconds of Push-ups
  • 1 Minute Plank
  • 1 Minute Lunges
  • 30 Seconds of Push-ups
  • 1 Minute Squats

Workout 14

  • 40 Jumping Jacks
  • 35 Squats
  • 30 Lunges
  • 25 Crunches
  • 20 High knees
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Burpees

I hope y’all enjoy these workouts!

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6 thoughts on “Easy Ways to Fit in a Quick Workout as a Busy Mom”

  1. I like the idea of doing it while the kids are around – only because this paints a picture of fitness for them to look back on and hopefully adapt into their own lives someday! ?

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