Need morning routine inspiration girls or just want to change things up; have a look at one of our very own yummy mummy’s routine for some motivation;
I wake up around 6:30 am and take the following couple hours to fuel my body, brain, heart, and soul.
I get dressed, drink a glass of warm lemon water and gather my notebook, pen and phone and head to my gym room.
I write out my top priorities for the day and my plan on how to tackle them.
Now to the WORK OUT: I dedicate 40 minutes daily to my fitness regime and I start playing my favourite workout playlist.
LET’S TALK THE WORKOUT
Personally, I like to do 30 second intervals with a 10-15 second break. You can work at your own pace, doing each of these exercises and repeat them at least 3 times, for maximum effect.
THE FAT BLASTER HIT CARDIO
HIGH KNEES : Run on the spot as fast as you can, Get those Knees as high up as you can. Do this for 30 seconds, then take a 10 second break or as a beginner a 20 second break. Repeat the exercise 3 times. Each week challenge yourself as you get more fit and stronger and bring it up to 40 seconds, 60 seconds, etc.
BURPEES : The dreaded Burpee, I like to do these after high knees as they get you straight into a whole body work out and you have enough energy at the beginning of your workout to do them.
Breaking down the burpee for those who aren’t familiar
POSITION 1: Jump down into a crouching squat.
POSITION 2: Move back into a plank .
POSITION 3: Bring your body back into a squat , then return to an upright position with a jump and hands up above your head.
LUNGES: Step forward, making sure your knee doesn’t go over your ankle. Return to an upright position. Repeat on other leg. I use 3 kg weights to add some muscle toning and endurance to the routine.
SQUATS: Start in an upright position. with all your weight on your heels, lower yourself down to squat position, hold, then return to upright position.
TWIST IT: Lie on your back and pull in your core. Twist your legs from side to side in a bicycle motion.
THE PLANK: Get onto your elbows and lift your knees off the floor. suck in your stomach, remembering to breathe and keep you body in line. Hold for 30 seconds. Careful if you have lower back problems, or back problems in general.
MOUNTAIN CLIMBS : Get into a plank position. Keeping your core tight, alternate each leg and bring up your knees towards your chest, REMEMBER 30 seconds of moving those legs and then 10 second rest.
CRUNCH : Lie on your back with your legs in the air. Reach up and place your arms around the back of your legs, remember to support your neck and hold your core. Hold for 30 seconds, then release.
Afterwards, it’s usually 7.20 am I go in for my shower and get dressed into casual wear ditching my leggings for jeans, always dress up my face with a bit of daytime make up and finish my morning me time with my energetic son welcoming me at bathroom door “Good morning Mama” I hear and then we head to my kitchen, turn on the nursery rhymes, some times do some dancing but that all depends on grumpies humour (i.e. my son) haha.
I make the breakfast, all done by 8:00 am and sitting down eating breakfast, breakfast can be anything from porridge with berries or a waffle served with cream or on our treat day Friday, NUTELLA! Tuesdays normally I start the day with an egg. Why Tuesday? Because my PT Trainer makes me BURN those muscles like hell so I need the protein on that day.
After breakfast, I clean the kitchen, chairs up, wash floors and dishes and dry up dishes and put everything away.
Around 9 am, pram and us out the door to walk into the town, which is 1.9 km from our home and out to get our to do’s done.
Work that body any chance you get, I always say.