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11 Workouts Moms Already Do, Without even Hitting the Gym

If you feel as if motherhood has put a sizable dent in your ability to take care of yourself — including and especially exercising the way you did pre-baby — you’re not alone. Chasing around after small kids leaves little time to hit up the gym or take a yoga class. But the good news is, now that you’re a mom, you’re still getting your fitness on in all sorts of little ways. Heck, you’ve probably already completed the equivalent of a marathon, decathlon, and tough mudder event today. All before lunch.

A few other "workouts" you've likely done today? Let me see...

1. Barre

Barre workouts are all the rage these days, and no one is better at ballet than moms. Between tiptoeing out of the baby’s room so as not to disturb nap time or grand jeté-ing across the room to prevent an imminent juice-box catastrophe, you’re basically Missy Copeland if she always had a spare pack of baby wipes in her purse.

2. Waist Training

You could blow your money buying a glorified pair of Spanx to keep your jelly from shaking all over the place, or you can consider what you already do, which is follow your toddler around and pick up after them like the walking definition of insanity. At least there will be some definition in your waist, too. (See what I did there?)

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