NEW YEAR, NEW ASS (SAME AWESOME YOU)

Have you finally had enough of those extra 10lbs of holiday cheer? Are you officially over the post-baby belly bulge? Feeling ready to build that booty back up to something between non-existent and Kourtney Kardashian (what IS that thing, though? Like, seriously)? Well then read on, my friend. Our Rebel Fitness Guru has put together some no-brainer tips to get your mind right and two 15-minute home workouts to get that body tight!

NEW YEAR, NEW ASS (SAME AWESOME YOU)

By: Trisha Enriquez (No Tummy Mommy Founder and #RebelFitness Guru)

When I was asked to be a health & fitness contributor for The Rebel Mama I was thrilled, but knew that this was no ordinary “mom blog”. So when I sat down to write the first post for 2016, I knew that a cliche “New Year, New You” type of post just wasn’t going to fly. But with that said, I do want to share a little bit about how we can start whipping that mom ass into shape that doesn’t require too much sweat and tears. Okay, maybe some sweat… But don’t worry, dry shampoo is everything and you won’t have to wash your hair every single day (6-day max rule, according to Nikita’s Rebel Mama Resolutions).

From my experience, the three most common things that moms complain about are:

  1. The fluffy tummy.
  2. The non-existent mom bum.
  3. Not fitting in pre-baby clothes, coupled with being tired of black leggings as the standard mommy uniform.

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So with these three issues on the table, I want to help moms set some real-ass fitness resolutions for themselves and also provide a realistic home workout routine that moms will actually do. Let’s start by rephrasing your current 2016 general “get-fit” resolution to one of the following:

  • I will find 15 minutes at least twice a week to commit to some sort of exercise or activity. If absolutely necessary, this could include speed walking and window-shopping on Queen Street.
  • I won’t give up coffee (that’s just crazy), but I will not eat a croissant or baked good with every coffee I drink. Maybe just every three or four.
  • I will commit to eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and at least one snack (this doesn’t include my kid’s cheddar goldfish or pretzels).
  • I will wear jeans once a week and not unbutton them halfway through a meal.
  • I will drink more water. *And for every glass of wine, I will have at least three glasses of water.*

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Truth is, most resolutions get flushed down the toilet by the end of January. Keep them real and write them down somewhere. And then commit. Really commit. But now for the fun stuff … what the hell kind of exercise can you do for those 15 minutes you’ve just committed to? Here are two full-body routines you can do in your home with no equipment required. The kiddies might distract you, but you’d be surprised at how they actually want to work out with you (no joke). The key is to get through the 15 minutes even if it means you have one toddler on your back and another running circles around you. Just set a timer on your phone and do your best.

Home Workout 1 (video included)
EXERCISE REPS
Jump Squats 10
Split Squats 10 each
Bodyweight Squats 20
90-degree Wall Sits 30s hold
Rest 30s and repeat for a total of 15 minutes.
Home Workout 2
EXERCISE REPS
Burpees 5-10
Push-Up 5-10
Right Side Plank 20s hold
Left Side Plank 20s hold
Full Plank 20s hold
Rest 30s and repeat for a total of 15 minutes.

And if all else fails and the little ones are driving you up the wall, just go for a brisk walk outside and get your kids (and yourself) some air! I’ll be checking in on you later in January to see how we’re doing with the start of your fitness journey. Until then, here’s to a happy, healthy and caffeinated year ahead!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie says:

    I simply can’t trust this person with good genes preach about working out and still drink that glass of wine or cup of coffee. We all know that if she stopped working out for a month or drink 3 extra bottles of wine she would still look the same. She looked the same pre-baby and right after she gave birth. So simply she was blessed. So her preaching is irrelevant to majority of us. Im sorry to speak the truth. Decided to post a comment because your blog and this new mommy blogger was a topic in our mommy group meet up. We really believed and followed your blog. But after no tummy mummy joined your blog. We’ve kind of lost trust. So you may have just lost a follower or two.

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    1. Julie – I so appreciate your taking the time to comment. Trisha was asked to contribute to The Rebel Mama because she is quite literally the most qualified person I know to advise women on how to approach fitness during the pre and postnatal period, due to her educational background and the specializations she pursued thereafter. (See her introduction for specifications) Her own physical appearance (which, I agree, is likely a product of both a solid gene pool + a healthy lifestyle) is lovely, but it was not what informed my judgement on her; hopefully it won’t inform yours either. As you probably know, the only thing I’ve ever preached is that we, as mothers, are best served to support and applaud each other as we’re all fighting the same battle (and God knows, it ain’t an easy one to fight!).
      N.

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  2. Annalisa says:

    I totally agree with Julie’s comment above. I don’t mean to be rude but it’s the truth. What is the most upsetting is my sister signed up for her 30 day challenge with her. It’s the exact same copy of another fitness momma I signed up with approximately 6 years ago. Just a meal or two examples were different. I encourage mommas to save the mommy and not purchase from her. You’ll just be giving money to someone that just copied someone else’s hard work. Copying is not cool and to try to pass it off as your own and brand it, is even worse. That is quite disappointing.

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    1. Robyn says:

      Omg Annalisa my girlfriend said the exact same thing to me last night. How her girlfriends signed up for Trisha’s 30 day challenge just to find out it’s a copy. That is simply just horrible copying someone’s else work. And she’s making money from work that is not even hers.

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