Too Tired, Too Busy, or Too Bored to Work Out?
Try a routine based on activities you enjoy―like walking and basketball. Even better, look for an activity that can include your child. Angela Corcoran, personal trainer at Equinox Fitness in New York City, offers these suggestions.
- Add 15 minutes of cardiovascular exercise. You can run up and down the stairs or dance in the living room while the baby is napping or watching from a bouncy seat.
- Walk 10,000 steps. You can do this by taking the baby for longer walks in a front carrier or stroller and by going on short strolls with the whole family in the evening.
- Do 45 minutes of strengthening exercises at home to tighten your muscles, especially your abs, and help you get back to your prebaby shape (see The Strength-Training Routine, on the next slide).