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Short “anywhere workout” for busy moms

Hey, y’all! We survived the hurricane here on the North Carolina coast and although our town and surrounding areas had (and still have) quite a lot to deal with, our house fared well. I ended up evacuating with kids and dogs while Ken stayed in town because he is considered “essential personnel” at the hospital.

evacuating with kids and dogs

We spent longer than originally planned at my mom’s house in Georgia because the roads along the way home were in such bad shape – or underwater. We finally made it back home last weekend, although the drive took more than twice as long as it should’ve because roads continued to flood along the way. We spent hours (HOURS!) in one little town moving an inch at a time as the National Guard built a temporary dam to try to protect the final remaining open route as rivers continued to rise. Yikes!

While I was away, I still found ways to workout so I didn’t go COMPLETELY crazy. The workout I’m sharing today was filmed last weekend in a park overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway because I was SO glad to get home to my little island town. I took myself out for a walk to see how things looked (messy and still partly flooded but not so bad overall) and turned it into a run after this little workout.

This short workout is perfect for:

  • doing at a rest stop while traveling
  • getting your own body moving while the kids play at the park
  • adding a bit of strength training to a walk (or run)

Follow along with the video for a short warm-up to get your body loosened up (especially needed if you’ve been sitting in the car!) then do two to three rounds of these exercises. You’ll work both upper and lower body in just ten or so minutes, and no equipment is required.

10 Minute Anywhere Workout:

In this workout:

  1. Warm-up
  2. Step-up to Balance
  3. Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat
  4. Oblique Crunch
  5. Incline Push-Up
  6. Triceps Dip

–> If the video isn’t showing up correctly in this post, CLICK HERE to view.

Do 10 reps of each exercise, on both sides of the body when applicable. Listen to the video for a few tips, and as always, feel free to comment or email with questions. Remember: as with any workout, listen to your body and always obey any limitations from your physician!

Want more workout ideas? Check out my fitness site.

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