Mommy and Me Fitness: Sit-ups

Looking for ways to get into shape at home?  Me too! 🙂 My friends and I started working together to come up with the perfect Mommy-and-me workouts. Let me know how you like these simple exercises! 

 Workout: Mommy and Me sit-ups

 

Mommy and Me Sit-Ups

Works your: Abs (core)

Lie on your back on a mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head and pull your shoulder blades together and your elbows back. (If your little one is not stable feel free to hold him/her in place for the duration of this workout. For babies under 6 months this would be a great “tummy time”. Lie them sideways so they are laying on their bellies with head and chest resting on your abdomen.)

 

Exhale. 

Pull your belly button to your spine to engage your core. Slowly curl your head and shoulders upwards and toward your knees. 

Keeping your neck relaxed. Continue curling up pulling from your core. 

Hold. 

 

Inhale. 

 Slowly Lower your torso. Keep your feet and back in place.


** Proper form is important for this exercise to prevent excessive stress on your neck and lower back. **

  

Even our super mom Jenn had to take time out to take care of her sweet daughter Jayden. When you try these at home, expect to be interrupted. Try and enjoy it. They days of them needing us are short. 🙂

 

 

 

For more Fitness ideas check out my Family Fitness page. 

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