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Workout Wednesday: The Baby Burn Workout

Posted by Danielle Gallagher on

If you were following this blog for the past few months, you’ve read about a few simple and fun workouts. But I haven’t yet introduced you to a workout centered around your little one. This short workout allows you to stay tone and burn calories while you keep your baby content in your arms.

Before we get started, you should know that this workout will only work with babies who can support their head. So moms of one and two month olds, sorry…your time will come. Until then, there are plenty of other workouts to try.

The Workout

Start out this workout by putting on some up-tempo music and dancing while you hold your baby. Move around and get your blood pumping for at least ten minutes. Then, start the following circuit:

  • 15 Baby Squats-

Holding your baby close to your chest, place your feet shoulder’s width apart. Squat down, keeping your knees from passing your toes. Immediately come back up when your thighs are parallel to the ground, and that counts as one rep.

  • 12 Baby Presses-

From a standing position, hold your baby so she’s about 6 inches away from your body and facing you. Lift her straight up, and stop right before your elbows would lock. Count to three, and come back down to complete one rep.

  • 30 Baby Crunches-

With your back on the ground, lay flat and bend your knees (as if you were going to do a sit-up). Place your baby on your lower abs. Bringing your shoulder blades off the floor, contract your abs and come up in a crunch. Give your little one a kiss on the forehead and slowly drop down to the ground to complete the rep.

  • 15 Baby Lunges

Holding your little one in the most comfortable way possible for you, take one step forward with your right leg. Bend your knee and come down in a lunge. Then bring your right leg back, and lunge with the left. A right lunge and a left lunge count as one rep.

If your baby is behaving, try to do the circuit three times. If not, just doing one circuit counts! Every little bit helps.

 Hi Everyone!  I'm Danielle, and I'm a little bit of a fitness nut.  Since having my 1-year old son, working out has been a little more difficult.  Between breastfeeding and running around with a baby who does not EVER sit still, I've had to learn how to workout a whole new way.  Join me on Workout Wednesdays as I share my post-baby workout tips.  You can learn how to get (or stay) healthy while you juggle being SuperMom! 

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