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Easy 10 Minute Workout for Busy Moms
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- Chris Philpot
Think you have no time for exercise? We've got a strength-training plan that will fit into your busy life, guaranteed! Just rotate through our 10-minute routines three times a week (one each day), and you'll feel stronger and slimmer in weeks.
Perform these like a circuit: Do one set of each exercise with minimal rest in between. When you've done them all, grab some water and repeat twice more.
Sit on the edge of a sturdy chair, with hands next to hips. Slide your bottom off the edge and bend elbows to 90 degrees. Be sure to keep your back close to the chair, then push back up. Do 10 to 12 repetitions.
- Chair Squats
Stand in front of chair, feet hip-distance apart, toes forward. Lean chest slightly forward. Bend knees, tap (don't sit!) bottom on chair, then stand up. Keep your weight in your heels and keep knees over toes. Do 10 to 12 reps.
Get-Fit Tip #1
Keep a food log. I know, who has time to do even one more thing? But if you're serious about losing some weight, writing down what you eat is one of the best ways to help you stay on track. Even better, do it with a friend and then swap them nightly.
Get down on all fours, knees together. Walk hands out and lift feet; move hands slightly wider than chest. Head, neck, back, and butt should be in alignment. Keeping your abs tight, bend elbows and lower chest toward the floor. Press back up. Do 10 to 12 reps.
Place entire right foot on a stair or a sturdy platform, and step up with left leg following. Step down with left leg, reaching back about 12 inches; follow with right. Do 12 times, keeping chest lifted, then switch sides and repeat. As you get stronger, try this move with weights.