14 EASY MOMMY & ME EXERCISE YOU’LL ACTUALLY DO
Please do not take these photos of me and Lily too seriously! I wanted you guys to get the gist of how the mommy and me exercises were supposed to be done; however, my technique and posture are horrible so don’t mimic that part! Also, taking these photos was comical, to say the least, and I was huffing and puffing and dripping sweat from doing each exercise only once. So I think it’s safe to say that although these exercises are simple, they still get the job done!
1. BICEP CURL KISSES
Pick your baby up underneath their armpits. Hold them out with your elbows at a 90 degree angle. Then, pull them up and give them a kiss. Return to the beginning position and repeat!
2. CRAB DIPS
Sit down, place your feet in front of you flat on the ground and hip distance apart. Place your baby on your lower stomach straddling your hips. Put your arms behind you with your fingers facing your feet. Pick your hips up off the ground. Then, with your hips still in the air, blend your elbows. Return to the beginning poison and repeat!
3. PUSH UP KISSES
Put your baby flat on their back. Then, get into a basic push-up position over them. Then, do a push-up and give your baby a kiss. Repeat!
4. CALF RAISES
Hold your baby centered on your chest. Place your feet hip distance apart. Go up onto your tippy toes. Then, back down to flat feet. Repeat!
5. FRONT CUDDLE LUNGES
Cuddle your baby centered on your chest. Place your feet hip distance apart. Step forward and do a lunge. Step back and put your weight on both feet. Repeat again on the other leg.
6. BACK CUDDLE LUNGES
Do the same thing you did for the forward lunge. But instead of stepping forward, step backward. Repeat on the other leg.
7. CUDDLE SQUATS
Cuddle your baby on your chest. Place your feet just outside your hips, toes facing forward. Bend your knees and squat. Make sure your weight is in your heels. Stand up straight again and repeat.
8. DEEP CUDDLE SQUATS
Take the same stance as you did with the Cuddle Squats. Except for this time, turn your feet out to the sides and take a deeper squat.
9. BRIDGE BUTT CRUNCH
Lay down on your back. Place your baby on your stomach. Then, place your hands around your baby to hold them in place. Lift your butt off the ground and squeeze it! Release and put your butt back on the ground. Repeat.
10. AIRPLANE LEGS
Lying on your back, bring your knees to your chest and pick your feet up off the ground. Place your baby stomach down onto the lower half of your legs. Your baby will basically be sitting on your feet. Place your hands on their back to hold them in place. Then, straighten your legs and bring them back down. Repeat.
11. STARING CONTEST PLANK
Place your baby on their back. Situate yourself so that your forearms are on the ground on each side of your baby’s body. Then, stretch your legs out behind you and tuck your toes underneath. Hold your body up off the ground as long as you can face to face with your baby. See who can win the staring contest!
12. BABY FLY TWISTS
Sit on the ground with your knees bent in front of you and your back at a 45-degree angle. Pick your feet up off the ground slightly. Place your baby on one side of your body and grab them underneath their armpits. Holding your core in place, slowly bring them to the other side of you and place them down, but don’t let go. Then, slowly bring them back to the other side. Repeat.
13. ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT
Sit on the ground with your knees bent in front of you. Place your baby on your lap. Grab your legs just under your knees. Rock your body back and forth and sing Row Row Row your boat to your baby!
14. SIT UP KISSES
Lay in a basic sit-up position and sit your baby on your stomach facing towards you. Do a complete sit up, kiss your baby at the top, and slowly lower down. Repeat.