WATCH: Mum gets fit using adorable twins as dumbbells
Here's one exercise routine you probably haven't tried before!
Losing the baby weight can be, for most mums, daunting and downright boring.
But who says you can't get creative about it? If you're looking to liven up your daily exercise routine, take your cue from this Australian mum of two.
There's a catch, though: You need to have given birth to twins.
Anna Strode, 31, has committed to doing 20-minute workouts each day with her favourite dumbbells: her 8-month-old twin boys.
A day of doctors appointments, upset bubbas and a tired mumma calls for one thing - get outside for a play and a mini workout! Full body workout: 10 x Squats and lifts (5 each twin ????) 20 x Mountain Climbers 20 x X Jumps 20 x Commandos We got through this three times but it involved moving Lachie and Samual about 1000 times - I squat and lift each time I put them back in place, they love it and it's good for me! #fitspo #fitfam #fitmom #fitmum #twinmom #twinmum #strongmum #fitnessblogger #mummyblogger #bbgmoms #bbgmums #postpartum #mumlife #momlife #workout #workoutvideo #mumbod @igfitmoms @fit_moms_of_ig @fithealthyworkouts @fitmomsinspire @thehomeworkouts @home.exercises #fitmomsofig #hometraining #fitmomsinspire #igfitmoms #igfittest
But, she admits getting back her energy was a struggle.
She recounts to the Daily Mail how her doctor had warned her that she was at risk for postpartum depression. So, to fight it, she made sure exercise became a priority in her life: “My 20-minute workouts each day are my 'me' time,” she shared. “Fitness has made me such a happy, healthy, and energised mum.”
And she has also influenced her husband to join her on her journey to live a healthier lifestyle while having fun!
???????? HAHA this cracks me up! Families that workout together - stick together! We have so much fun doing what we love with our little men. Make exercise FUN and your journey to a healthy, balanced lifestyle will be one that you grow to LOVE! Exercise doesn't have to be a chore, get your family and friends involved, be creative and remember that you don't need to spend hours in a gym - just 20 mins a day of moving your body will do wonders for you! @fit_moms_of_ig @igfitmoms @fitmomsinspire @home.exercises @quickfitworkouts @thehomeworkouts @workoutsbyyou @shonda1020 @fithealthyworkouts @fitgirlvideos
A video posted by Anna Strode ???? Fit Twin Mumma (@bubs2bikinis) on
Prior to being a mum of twins, Anna was working as a marketing manager but her newfound love for fitness has led her to a new passion: personal training.
And she's chosen to use social media as an avenue to share what she's learning to her 24,200 followers.
Her adorable photos and videos rack up hundreds of likes and comments.
Like this one, which shows her twin boys aren't only her exercise partners but her cheerleaders, too!
It's such an awful day in Melbourne today. My workout this morning was a pretty miserable setting - dark, rain and gale force winds ???????? I had Lachie and Samuel in there bouncers watching me through the window ~ they love watching their mummy. I couldn't film this mornings workout because I was limited to a 2m x 2m space in an effort to not get SOAKED so here's a upper body workout I did the other day. Repeat this 3 - 4 times with as little break as possible between sets. @igfitmoms
By the looks of her progress, it looks like Anna's onto something!
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