Don't feel like you have to join a gym or go to an exercise class to get back into shape. One study actually found that people who exercise at home are more likely to stick with their fitness routines than people who work out somewhere else. So take that, gym membership!
Want to turn your living room into a mini fitness center? Here's what you'll need:
Your little guy is a primo piece of workout equipment. Crunch him like a set of weights
or use him as added resistance in your squats
. Take him for long walks in the stroller and do some ab exercises
or just hold him as you boogie to your favorite tunes. (Of course you don't need a baby to exercise with, but they're so cute, why wouldn't
you want one?!)
Baby's toys and gear.
Besides making your house look like a daycare, they're actually useful to whip your butt back into shape! Grab a ball for an easy ab workout
your legs as you squat to pick up his toys or tone your arms by lifting his car seat
again and again and again...
If you're feeling really ambitious, pick up some inexpensive exercise equipment like an exercise ball, some light weights, a resistance band, yoga mat or some postpartum exercise DVDs. (Or you could totally splurge on the uber-popular Wii Fit and get digital. Just make sure your partner doesn't hog it playing Rock Band all night long!)
With an at home 'gym', you may find you're more likely to get your workout on when you might have otherwise shuddered at the idea of heading out in public. And the best part is: you can totally show up at your 24-hour fitness center in your pajamas and no one will bat an eye.report abuse