Ok, So this shouldn’t be your main go-to workout, but on those nights when nothing else can be done, this will help you get at least your 20 minutes of exercise in while you cook.
We will use the example of cooking Pasta, a very simple and quick meal.
After you start the water boiling, you can most likely get in your push ups and lunges before the water starts to boil. Toss your pasta in, and drop into a Plank for one minute. Finish up your first round with Squats and Tricep Dips. (One Round Done!!)
Next, cut up some broccoli and toss it in a pan and saute it for 8 – 10 minutes. While it is sautéing (and the pasta is still cooking) get in a second round of the workout. You should be able to get through everything a second time in 10 minutes before the broccoli is done. (Round Two Done!)
Finally, after the pasta and broccoli are done and the sauce is heated you most likely have a good 8 – 10 minutes until your husband and kids make it to the table. (How many times do you have to yell Dinner’s Ready!!!??) Use this “free” time to get in as many reps as you can in the kitchen for a third round.
There you have it a 20 – 30 minute workout, while you cook.
Mom Multitasking at its finest!
Multitasking Mom Workout
12 – 15 Counter Pushups
20 alternating Lunges around your kitchen
1 minute Plank
12 – 15 Tricep Dips on your kitchen chairs
Repeat 2 – 3 x