With five tools for the before-corona body
Most of us know the problem: we want to keep fit! However, accommodating sport in a stressful everyday life is sometimes a real challenge.
So is Natalie Kaschuge. The presenter and author is the mother of a young daughter and knows how difficult it can be to get everything under one roof.
In her blog Kilos, Kinder und Karriere, cheerful nature takes you on this journey and tries to find the right solution for more fitness in everyday life. Because who doesn’t want it – the pre-corona body?
Here, presenter Natalie Kaschuge reports on her personal challenge and reveals which five small pieces of equipment can also be used for full-body workouts at home.
The challenge: kilos, children and a career
Before-Baby and Before-Corona-Body is trendy for everyone who wants to get back in shape now. My daughter is 16 months old and the baby fat is still stuck to me. Corona is almost as old and the Corona belly annoys me too. The bacon has to go! But above all, being fit, that is the challenge that we could not easily meet with closed fitness studios. Now some studios are open, but personally I don’t have much time for it. That’s why I want to know today: With which five small pieces of equipment can I get fit effectively and intensively at home in a short period of time? The little training aids must be easy to stow away and must not be dangerous for small children’s hands.
With a child, there is little time for the gym and Co.
For many it’s a good thing that most of the studios are open again, but not an advantage for me, because I don’t have time for it. But there were some who came through the pandemic in a surprisingly fit. Most have either discovered running for themselves or have trained at home. I did that from time to time and was amazed at how well it worked sometimes. No long travel times to the studio, possible at any time, I’m always at home when I’m needed.
But still it was always a bit haphazard. What exercises should I do today and what do I want to train? Thinking about a sports plan quickly is not that easy. So it was mostly with the good intentions. Unfortunately, the resolutions are not enough and the bikini belly is clearly visible.
Home workouts are not enough for weight loss success
In order to lose weight, you have to eat healthily and, above all, consume fewer calories than you consume. It’s that easy to say.
The first thing to do therefore: calculate your own sales. How active am I really at the moment and what do you actually feed into yourself all day?
Therefore, it is best to first calculate the basal metabolic rate and calorie requirement:
If you know how much you can eat to maintain your weight or lose weight, you have to take this into account and, best of all, write down the things that end up in your stomach. This is the only way to keep an eye on it and not fall into the trap too often, because many juices or foods are higher in calories or fat than we would expect.
You can lose weight without exercise, but you just don’t get fit and stronger. But that’s the most important thing to me.
With five small devices for a feel-good body
That’s why I have a challenge: I want an all-round fitness program, preferably with few small devices that can be stowed away easily, but are still effective and, if necessary, my children should be able to participate and not be injured in the process. Specifically, this means: I want to buy a maximum of five small devices, do effective exercises and a training plan that is good for me and my body, but not invest too much time. Who can help? Of course, a real fitness expert!
I’m in the right place with my colleague Sara-Lena Niebaum. Sara-Lena has a 5-year-old daughter herself and knows how mums can get fit quickly. She accepts the challenge and gives us five training helpers. You can see them in the application in the video.
Lara Kordes also shows us in the video how we can best use the little training aids.
Fitness machine # 1: sports mat as an all-rounder
Fitness machine # 2: fitness bands for effective muscle training
Fitness machine # 3: Plank pad for core and stomach
Fitness machine # 4: Sling trainer for the back
Fitness machine # 5: Blackroll for the fascia
Conclusion: passed the challenge?
Sara-Lena passed my challenge with these five fitness machines. Because I can stow everything well, it is safe for the little hands and effective in training. And best of all: I am so motivated that I will pack the ribbons and mat in my suitcase for our vacation. Because even there a short but effective training can be implemented wonderfully. I’m looking forward to it! Take part and get fit together with me for a healthy and happy summer 2021.
Then I wish you a lot of fun and all the best – your Natalie Kaschuge
This article first appeared at focus.de.