If you feel just a bit like an age old Russian Olympian while lifting your Kettlebells, it’s no wonder. If it were several centuries back in time in old world Russia, you’d see something close to the modern kettlebell – a device used to help men and women get in shape in order to fight in the military and be at their best to ward away uninvited visitors.
Today, the Kettlebell has made a comeback, and has become a trendy workout for not just the busy career professional that needs to maximize her workout (with only 30 minutes to spare) but the busy mom and mom-to-be as well!
Do you want to do something for yourself for a change (aside from being the person that does everything for your children, day and night)? Are you pregnant with your first child, and want to stay in shape throughout your pregnancy? There’s nothing better than a kettlebell workout, and here are the top five reasons while it’ll soon become your go-to workout.
You’ve Put Your Health on the Back Burner
Whether you’re a mom-to-be, or a mom of four teenagers, admit it – skimping out on your health because you’ve got a million other things to do is tempting, and you’re guilty of it, big time. Whether it’s been a month or a few years since you’ve hit the gym and you long to get your body back, rest easy. Incorporating just fifteen minutes three times a week of a kettlebell workout will tone, trim and take your core to a whole new level!
You Need to Seriously De-Stress!
From infancy to the teenager years, having children can be stressful. When it comes down to it, you realize that you often let your mental health go in order to take care of theirs! Kettlebell exercises are made to be a stress busting workout – it increases your heart rate so that you won’t just lose weight more effectively than other cardio programs, but gives you a bonus. It will allow the fog from your hectic day to be lifted so you see the light at the end of the tunnel!
You Want to Model Good Health to Your Children
Do you practice what you preach to your children? If you want your family to model healthy eating and exercise behaviors, realize this – it starts with you. You’re the rock the holds your family together, and you’re the one that’s busy being on the front lines and behind the curtain.
So when you exercise and begin transforming your overall health, so will your entire family. What better way to turn a new leaf then by kettlebells? It will give you a powerful workout in just half the time of circuit training – just another reason to say “yes!” to you before anyone else.
When You’re Happy, Your Household is Happy!
When you’re happy (and you know it) it’s most likely due to your adequately balanced physical and mental health. A kettlebell workout is perfect for moms and moms-to-be because you (more than anyone) could use an energy jolt to give you that oomph needed to change diapers, run errands, manage your doctor’s appointments and get dinner on the table – with gusto. Tired of feeling tired all the time? Commit to just one kettlebell workout, and notice how perked up you feel.
Because You Need One Hour to Yourself…
Being a mom is a full-time job, and one in which you are on shift, 24/7. Do you get paid? No, which means that you need to take it upon yourself to pay back your body, your mind and your spirit. Kettlebell workouts are high intensity, so the more you incorporate them into your weekly workout, the happier, balanced, and joyful you’ll be – no matter how busy your life outside of this important workout may be.
You’re the apple of your child’s eye. You multitask better than anyone you know. You’re the superhero of their life – but even superheroes need some down time. Just remember to pay yourself back one hour a week with a brain boosting, adrenaline pumping workout, and as a result, you’ll feel like a million bucks.