This ultimate driveway Mommy and Me leg workout is a great way to strengthen your lower body and improve your cardiovascular endurance while going through postpartum recovery after having a newborn baby. You can do this postpartum workout with your toddler or big kid right beside you while you wear your baby in a carrier for added resistsance.

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Are you looking for a Mommy & Me postpartum workout you can do while wearing your baby while still entertaining the older kids outside during the summer months?

It’s hard to focus on losing the baby weight during those nice sunny days when you are playing outside with the kids, but don’t lose sight of your postpartum weight loss goals.

You can accomplish two things at once: doing postpartum exercises to lose the excess baby weight and having fun with your older kids playing outside.

In this post I’ll teach you a fun postpartum Mommy and Me leg workout you can do while wearing your baby. And best of all, your toddler, preschooler or young child can join you in this Mommy and Me workout as you do these exercises across your driveway.

Not only is this driveway workout great for toning your legs, but covering more ground will give you a cardio workout as an added bonus.

Mommy and Me Exercises with Baby, Toddler and Big Kid

 

To get started, have your kid(s) help you draw lines on the driveway to make a track for each person to stay in as you do these Mommy and Me Driveway exercises.

This is a fun way to get the kids involved in the prep work of an exercise routine. Write each person’s name in the track so everyone knows where to start.

If your kid is really motivated, have them decorate his or her own track with different drawings, colors or patterns. They will enjoy doing these exercises on a brightly decorated track.

 

Tips for Mommy and Me Workouts Done Outside Your Home

 

When exercising outside your home, remember to stay hydrated and be sure to take extra breaks if you are in the sweltering sun. Have a bottle of ice cold water all ready to go before you begin this workout.

If you so happen to want more cardio exercise to go with this driveway workout, finish up with a nice brisk walk for a change in scenery. You can also check out this Mommy and Me stroller workout that is a great workout to do during or after your walk.

You can always cool off after the workout is over in a sprinkler or have your kids hose each  other down for fun afterwards. That’s the fun part about being outside for the summer season, getting sweaty with your workout and immediately washing it off with some outdoor water activities. If you have a pool, now’s the time to jump in!

*Before beginning any postpartum workout, you must be approved by your doctor at the 6 week postpartum check-up (see my disclaimer below for more details).

Mommy and Me Stroller Workout 

1. Warm-Up: Brisk Walk Up and Down Driveway

 

Set your timer and take 5 minutes to walk at a brisk pace around your driveway.

Keep a consistent steady pace to get your heart rate up gradually.

Walking is something easy to do with your baby while wearing him or her in the carrier.

Your baby will enjoy the change in scenery as you move around the driveway.

2. Forward Lunge Across the Driveway

 

Time to get into your track. To perform the lunge across your driveway, you want to step forward with your Right leg, making a large step in front of you.

Lunge forward and come down so that your Right knee does not go over your R toe.

Your left knee will go down so it is just slightly hovering over the surface of the ground.

Extend up and push through your feet.

Step forward with your Left leg and perform a lunge, just like you did on the Right leg. 

Related: Mommy & Me Workout: 7 Leg Exercises with Baby

Continue to do lunges for the entire length of your driveway.

Perform 2-4 sets (depending on the length of your driveway and your fatigue level).

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    3. Side Squat Across The Driveway Leading with Right Leg

     

    Leading with your Right leg, step laterally (sideways) as you open up your legs to a wide position.

    Once your foot is planted securely, squat down as if you are sitting in a chair, maintaining a flat back.

    Step together so your feet are touching. While moving across the driveway, continue to step out with the Right foot and together with the Left foot.

    You should be moving in the direction of your Right leg.

    Continue to do lunges for the entire length of your driveway. Perform 2-3 sets (depending on the length of your driveway and your fatigue level). 

     

    4. Side Squat Across The Driveway Leading with Left Leg

     

    Leading with your Left leg, step laterally (sideways) as you open up your legs to a wide position.

    Once your foot is planted securely, squat down as if you are sitting in a chair, maintaining a flat back.

    Step together so your feet are touching. While moving across the driveway, continue to step out with the Left foot and together with the Right foot.

    You should be moving in the direction of your Left leg.

    Continue to do lunges for the entire length of your driveway. Perform 2-4 sets (depending on the length of your driveway and your fatigue level).

     

    5. March with High Knees Across The Driveway

     

    Face in the direction of the length of your track and get ready to march with some high knees.

    As you walk forward, lift your Right knee up as high as you can and then place your right leg down in front of you as you walk forward. Alternate and lift up the Left leg next.

    As you march down the driveway, be sure to keep lifting your knees high and gradually increase the pace in which you do this exercise.

    You should be marching at a fast but comfortable speed while lifting your knees as high as is comfortable for you.

    Increase the speed as long as your baby tolerates it, x 2-4 sets across the length of your driveway (depending on the length of your driveway and your fatigue level). 

    6. Alternating Backwards Lunge Across The Driveway

     

    Now turn around so your back is facing the length of your track.

    Step backwards with your Right leg and lunge down so your Right knee is just slightly off the ground and your Left knee is at a 90 degree angle in front of you.

    Next, step backwards with your Left leg as you slightly raise up and then lunge back down with the Left leg being positioned behind you where your Right leg is in front of you.

    Continue to do these backwards lunges until you need to turn around.

    Perform 2-4 sets across the length of your driveway. (depending on the length of your driveway and your fatigue level). 

    7. Cool Down Walk

     

    Finish up with a cool down and walk around the neighborhood for another 5 minutes.

    Or you could continue to walk around your driveway to get some added laps.

    If you live on a busy street where it is not safe to walk with your children, you can even walk around your entire house if your kids are ready to get moving a bit more.

    Related: 17 Best Total Body Babywearing Exercises for your Mommy & Me Workout

     

    7 Mommy and Me Exercises To At Home In Your Driveway

     

    If you are really motivated, you can do an entire round of these exercises and then repeat to get an extra burn in your lower body.

    You’ll feel the added weight while wearing your baby, and you’ll have toned legs in only a matter of weeks if you continue to be consistent with your home workout routine.

    This Mommy and Me babywearing workout for the driveway is a great start to your postpartum fitness journey at home. Do these following 7 exercises:

    1. Warm-Up Walk

    2. Alternating Forward Lunges

    3. Side Squats Right

    4. Side Squat Left

    5. Marching High Knees

    6. Alternating Backwards Lunges

    7. Cool Down Walk

    Perform each exercise for 2-4 sets across the length of your driveway, and once you completed one round of these 7 exercises, work up to 2 or 3 rounds of this driveway Mommy and Me workout.

    You’ll definitely feel yourself getting stronger and the exercises getting easier as you perform this leg routine workout consistently.

    This is a great cardio workout to do for postpartum fitness. If you are looking for a total body workout that incorporates your arms while wearing your baby, definitely hit this workout up next: 15 Babywearing Mommy and Me Exercises for a Total Body Workout.

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    *It is important to always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program and get medical clearance. Always warm up thoroughly and stretch after all workouts. LiveCoreStrong.com and Jena Bradley will be not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained while exercising at home, gym or elsewhere. Perform exercises at your own risk.

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