I’m definitely not about to claim that I’m an expert of any kind, I’m just a stay at home mama/housewife who’s trying to be more active and gain some strength.
For years now I have had problems with my knees, my quads are actually really weak, despite being pretty darn thick, so it’s really important to me to strengthen them! Anyway, I want to share with you what I like to do to keep myself active, in the comfort of my own living room with 2 toddlers roaming about the place too!
My little “routine” is made up of a few different workouts, which target different areas of my body. I don’t really like to focus on one body part/area each day, but this may well be the “wrong” way of doing things – please correct me if so! I do also alternate the workout daily, so I won’t strictly do the whole workout every day.
Using dumbbells, mine are 3kg each, I repeat this sequence 3 times or until I just can’t do anymore:
10 Romanian Deadlifts
10 Bicep Curls
I then move on to do the following:
50 Star Jumps/Jumping Jacks
100 Bicycle Legs
30 Side Plank Leg Raises (banded)
30 Hip Thrusts (with dumbbell)
The whole workout probably takes about 20 minutes depending on how far I can push myself, or if the girls are “helping” me. Lilly likes to crawl between my legs when I’m squatting, so it does sometimes take a little more work – haha! Amelia likes to cheer me on and stand next to me copying!
I would absolutely love to be able to go to a real life gym, but the girls and the cost stops me, so I have to make do with what I can fit in in the living room, and now the weather’s brightening up a bit, we can get out for more walks again!