I don’t know about all of you but recovering from the holiday madness has been a struggle around here. It’s certainly nice to get back into the swing of things but I sure feel like I’m trying to create new habits all over again. Luckily for me my kids love garage gym time and working out with mommy. Who can say no to a bunch of cute kids who ask on the way home from school everyday, “Mom, are we going to workout when we get home!?”. Although I usually workout in the evenings when it’s dark the boys still hang around and then on Saturdays we get to all workout and play. As you can see below, Makenna loves watching us all.
Working out with my kids has its pro and cons. The cons are certainly interruptions when trying to do things in a certain amount of time, kids getting in the way when I need to do certain lifts or I’m swinging things around, constantly yelling at kids to get out of the street, going in and out of the house for snacks, wipes, bottles, etc. But, I’m here to tell you that the good days outweigh the bad. I love when my kids run upstairs to get their “workout shoes” or “workout clothes” on. I love when they jump in with me and actually do a workout, when they beg to run 400’s down the street, when they play with each other outside and get some Vitamin D, or even when they just watch their iPad in the corner and spend time with me. Working out in our garage is a special time for us all and I know that my example to them will one day be appreciated.
Here is another workout you can do right at home with your kids!
Complete as many reps as possible in 3 minutes of:
- 3 Thrusters
- 6 Push-ups
- 9 Air squats
Rest 3 minutes, then repeat a total of 3 times.
- Dumbbell -I used a 25lb dumbbell for this workout
- Keep track of your time using a watch or a Timer. (We frequently use the MYWOD app and recommend it to our readers. You can keep track of your workouts, they’ve got “How-To” videos, and of course the app has great timers.)
- Be sure to modify this at home workout to your ability level. Choose a weight that you’re confident using and can complete 3 thrusters with at a time.
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