I get this question a lot so I thought I’d share here; how do you get in a work out with 4 kids, 3 being 3yrs old and under?
First, I have always stayed very active during pregnancy. Very active meaning cardio 3 days a week and strength 3 days a week. Some weeks I take off, but I try and do SOMETHING 4-6 days a week while pregnant. I think that has helped SO much in my recovery.
Recovery after each baby has been different. The key is to listen to your body. After all of my kids I try and take walks shortly after just to get moving, it’s such a relief and a nice way to break up the day if I can get outside.
I’m a creature of habit, so our days start the same 90% of the time and my kids know I either work out before they wake up, while they’re eating breakfast, or if I woke up late after I take J to school. With a newborn I try and get as much sleep as I can so until he’s on a predictable schedule my work out time varies.
The girls mimicking my burpees😂
The point: my kids know I workout sometime in the morning. If they’re awake they’re usually right there with me doing their version of the workout, watching a show, or eating breakfast. I try and do 30-40 min of activity. I’m lucky enough to have a set of weights and a treadmill at home so its easy for me to squeeze a workout in when I can.
I would say I’m able to workout with 4 kids because I make it a priority and I have equipment at home, I think it would be tough if I had to get to a gym everyday. I found my treadmill on KSL and Josh got me weights and a bench for Christmas one year. I love doing Kayla Itsines BBG program and I’ve been following(not perfectly 😬) a meal plan.
I am not by any means perfect, but this is what works for me. I love talking about fitness, so feel free to ask anything I may have left out.