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I remember speaking to a group of women about health and fitness early last fall. I talked about how hard it was for me to figure out life after I had baby number two and how it took me 9months to even THINK about working out. Later I announced I was pregnant. One woman asked, “So after you have baby number three… What’s your plan?”

I had no idea. Would I really be able to jump right back into working out 5 days a week? I was optimistic, but I knew I was in for a whirl wind.

I got cleared to workout from my doctor at just over 4 weeks postpartum. I was so ecstatic that I went to CrossFit that afternoon. I ended up going 3 days in a row that week. I pushed my body hard. After months of taking it easy, I was ready to see what my body could do. Boy, did I ever.  I got sick; sore throat, body aches, and my head felt the size of a balloon. Not only was I sick, but my body had a very hard time recovering. I wasn’t sleeping and my baby was getting all of my nutrients. It was clear to me that I had overdone it. My body wasn’t ready to go from zero to one hundred 4 weeks after delivery.

Since then I have realized that my expectations for returning to my “old self” were a wee bit unrealistic.

The perfect at home CrossFit workout for busy moms from StayFitMom.com!

CrossFit has been HARD.  I have learned that it is not only smart, but NECESSARY to give myself plenty of time to ease back into things.  Modifications is still the name of my game, and believe it or not, after 9 months of pregnancy, I am still learning to listen to my body!

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This Card Game workout has always been one of my favorites.  It’s fun to do in teams and race to the finish.  This is a workout you can do in the living room of your own home with the whole family.  You can also sub ANY of the movements to make this doable for any fitness level.

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The perfect at home CrossFit workout for busy moms from StayFitMom.com!

Weekly Workout:

Each card’s face value represents the number of repetitions needed to be completed.  Aces are 15 repetitions, Kings, Queens, and Jacks are 10 repetitions.  As you can see in the picture above the movements are represented by the suit of the card.  Any card with the heart suit is push ups, spades are burpees, diamonds are sit ups, and clubs are squats.

The perfect at home CrossFit workout for busy moms from StayFitMom.com!

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Equipment Needed:

Modification Options:

  • Be sure to modify this at home workout to your ability level.  You can see in the picture above I’ve modified push ups to an elevated surface.  Push ups require core strength that I don’t have right now.  You can increase the intensity of this workout by completing the push ups on the ground and changing squats to goblet squats.

Shuffle the deck of cards.  At the start of the timer, flip over the first card.  Complete the amount of repetitions represented by the cards face value.  The suit will determine the movement.  The workout will continue until you have completed the entire deck of cards.

When you have finished your workout, don’t forget to refuel with Vega ® Clean Protein.

Each serving has 

  • 25 grams of protein in a complete, premium, plant-based protein blend from pea, hemp, alfalfa, and pumpkin
  • All essential amino-acids including 4 grams of BCAAs
  • Only 130 Calories

The perfect at home CrossFit workout for busy moms from StayFitMom.com!

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This post was sponsored by Vega ® Clean all opinions are my own.

Good luck and remember we want to see how you did! Take a picture and tag us @StayFitMom_com and @StayFitMomBlog on Instagram and use hashtag #SFMWeeklyWorkout!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of White Wave. The opinions and text are all mine.

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