The 7 Minute Workout

This workout from the NY Times is good. It hits all the main muscle groups and high intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great way to speed up your metabolism and burn fat.  Given that busy moms have the added challenge of finding time to actually go to a gym, this workout is quick and can be done in your own home. To top off this workout, why not add a 30 second burpee section at the end to make it a 7 minute 30 second workout?  ;)

 

Other tips

1. If your kid is home get him or her involved.  I have seen Sophia and her father do this very workout

2. Abdominal crunches- for an added challenge switch it to bicycles to get more into your transverse abdominals and obliques

3. Active rest: you have ten seconds of rest in between each section.  Make it active (jog in place, abdominal crunches, downward facing dog)