There’s no question that exercise has a million benefits for Moms, but how are you supposed to fit it in when you’re taking care of your kids, a house, and a stash of cloth diapers? I’d love to hear how other families multi-task while doing diaper laundry! Do older siblings help sort pockets and inserts post-wash? Do you switch the washer cycles one-handed while feeding baby?
With a little bit of luck, I can get through the first couple hours of the morning using this routine.
Washer and Dryer
Lindsay Brin’s Post Natal Boot Camp
Special K Fruit and Yogurt Cereal
1. After feeding the baby, get her comfy in her swing with Pandora radio in the background. (Why pay $10 for a Baby Mozart CD, when you can get the real thing for free online?)
2. Presoak diapers in cold
3. Eat a healthy breakfast and drink a full glass of water. Keep another glass handy for the workout that’s coming up.
4. Run a cold rinse cycle
5. Start the workout with a 3 minute warmup
6. Switch the washer to Hot and add detergent for the wash
7. Choose an interval and ab workout
8. Jog to the washer and throw the diaps in the dryer (bonus for stairs!)
9. Wrap up with Lindsay’s cool down
10. Hang covers to dry
Exercising in the comfort of your own home has many benefits, but it can get mundane. The great thing about this workout DVD is that it has several different routines so you can customize a new workout each time. If you do this regularly, you’ll begin to notice changes in your body in as little as 6 weeks.
Lindsay Brin is an upbeat fitness expert who will keep you motivated. Her series, “Moms Into Fitness” includes everything from prenatal workouts to post pregnancy. By combining cardio, toning, and pilates, her quick sessions are geared to moms-to-be, new mamas, and veteran mommies. Using MIF, you’ll be a MILF in no time!
BIO: Jeannette is a budget-conscious mama with a degree in Design and Merchandising from Drexel University. Her favorite exercises are yoga, swimming, and lifting her 11 pound baby.