I’m a self-professed workout junkie—or was. After having mini I was determined to become a runner. Why running right? Well, I grew up as a competitive swimmer and during our workouts, running was the one thing that I just couldn’t do. I remember getting made fun of and how that made me feel. Well, after mini I became a runner. I have a triathlon and half marathon along with countless 5&10k’s under my belt. Dedicated and disciplined. That’s what I was.


Now it’s time for me to get back on the train and stay there. This adjustment to two kids has hit my energy levels hard. My plan was to resume morning workouts before everyone woke up. This way I would have my me time along with my workouts and start my day out strong. Well, abc has a different plan for me and my morning workouts have become null and void. Actually, all my working out had become null and void. Right at the 6 week mark I was on it but I was also home. I was getting my 20-30 min workouts in and feeling really great about myself. But then when I returned to work, that changed.


One of the things I have to change is my mindset about working out. I have to remember that with 1 infant and 1 preschooler, a 1 hour morning workout just may not be in the stars—but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t still be working out. I read a blog written by a mom who talked about just getting in 10min a day. And that 10min/day is better than no minutes. As baby gets bigger, workouts can get longer because you can leave them with people. I’ve come up with some basic 10min workouts that both involve baby and some that don’t to help my fellow mommies out there.

Becoming a new mom can be time consuming but that doesn't mean you stop your workouts--well, once cleared. Have 10-minutes? Get ready to sweat!


  • Kettle bell (my favorite)
  • Yoga mat
  • Weighted Jump Rope
  • Weighted Gloves
  • Pilates ball
  • Moby Wrap or other baby wearing contraption


Baby-Friendly Workout

Make sure that baby is securely strapped to you.

00:00-00:30 Marching in place

00:30-01:00 Squats

01:00-02:00 Stationary Lunges (30sec each leg)

02:00-02:30 Standing Oblique Crunches

02:30-03:00 Plié Squats

03:00-03:30 Wall Sit

03:30-04:00 Tricep Dips on Chair

Unstrap baby and lay on yoga mat

04:30-05:00 Push-ups

05:00-06:00 Baby Chest Press (lie on back and do chest press with baby—make sure head is supported)

06:00-06:30 Push-ups

06:30-07:00 Plank

07:00-07:30 Heel Taps (lie on back with knees bent. Place baby so their backs are resting on your thighs and legs are resting on your stomach/chest)

07:30-08:00 Cruches

08:00-09:00 Pilates Roll-Ups

09:00-10:00 Walk in Place


Kettle bell Workout (My Favorite!!!)

00:00-00:30 Jog in place

00:30-01:00 High Knees

01:00-01:30 Butt Kicks

01:30-02:00 Jumping Jacks

02:00-03:00 Kettle bell Swings Alternating hands

03:00-04:00 Figure 8’s

04:00-05:00 Single Leg Deadlifts (30 seconds each leg)

05:00-05:30 Skater

05:30-06:00 Goblet Squats

06:00-07:00 Kettle bell Lunge Press (30 seconds each side)

07:00-08:00 Kettle bell High Pull (30 seconds each arm)

08:30-09:30 Kettle bell Russian Twist

09:30-10:00 Walk in place


Mini Boxer Workout

Need weighted gloves and jump rope

00:00-01:00 Jump rope

01:00-01:30 High Knees

01:30-02:00 Butt Kicks

02:00-02:30 Jumping Jacks

02:30-03:00 Fast jabs

03:00-04:00 3 Jabs, 1 Knee lift

04:00-05:00 3 Uppercuts, 1 Kick

05:00-05:30 Boxer Shuffle

05:30-06:00 Tuck Jumps

06:00-07:00 Oblique crunch in low squat

07:00-08:00 Side to Side Twist in low squat

08:30-09:30 Fast jabs

09:30-10:00 Walk in place/Boxer Shuffle


I have more that I’ll post as time goes on. I wasn’t a believer that 10min could make a difference but something is way better than nothing!