#FatblasterFriday | a Mother’s Day workout just for you

I know that it’s only Friday, but I’m guessing that many of you will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a calorie-laden brunch, barbecue or dinner out. (Alas, my hubby is away and my mom lives across the country, so unless my children have secret plans, I’ll be cooking dinner myself and sticking to my usual meal plan)

Regardless, this week’s #FatblasterFriday is a MOTHER of a workout. My Mother’s Day workout is designed to work all of your major muscle groups in as little time as possible. Do it alone, or convince your mom (if you’re a kid) or kids (if you’re a mom) to do it with you. They’ll thank you when it’s over 🙂

Only 12 repetitions of each of 6 exercises, done in circuit-style, twice through and you’re free to enjoy the rest of your day.

All you need is a set of dumbbells (go heavy, or go home!), a yoga mat and a stool or bench (heck, even a staircase will do).

Are you in?

Fitknitchick’s Mother’s Day Workout

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Mother's Day workout

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Wishing all my ‘mom’ readers a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Does your family have any special Mother’s Day traditions?

Would you punish your husband for leaving you alone with three children over the Mother’s Day weekend?

Disclaimer: Although I am a registered Personal Trainer, I am not YOUR Personal Trainer. Always adapt workouts to suit your body and fitness level. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.


  1. Another great workout! My kids are cooking a vegan dinner for Mother’s Day complete with vegan brownies. This should be interesting 🙂
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    • Thanks Jill! Sunday dinner sounds yummy! I’m going to suggest that my kids cook too, but not sure what they’re likely to come up with…

  2. I always love your workouts!!!
    Bummer that your husband is gone this weekend (I’ve spent a few Mother’s Days that way) – I hope you still have a fantastic weekend!!!

    • Hi Kim,
      My hubby is funny that way. He never bothers to check the calendar when he books work trips and often misses Easter, Thanksgiving and the May 24th long weekend. Hopefully it’s not on purpose 😉

  3. see? I always say one child is so so so easy.
    my husband is typically gone over mothers day and (whispers) I like it that way 🙂
    send yer kids here…fed ex? we shall trampoline and slack line together and then Ill UPS em back (so it’s slooower :))
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  4. Puffy heart overhead squats! Always!
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    • Was my form okay? I always struggle with this move as I have some restrictions in my shoulders and anterior delts. I’m going for a functional movement screen later this month…

  5. My mom will be flying to Boston on Mother’s Day (I almost wrote MONSTER’S day – OMG lol)… But honestly she never acknowledges the day and I don’t live with her anymore so it’s slightly hard to celebrate. That being said, everyday in my mind is mother’s day because I thank you constantly for everything she’s done and will do for me 🙂
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    • Aw, you said exactly what every mother wants to hear! I know that my kids feel the same, although they aren’t very emotive about it! Have a great weekend Gigi!

  6. A GREAT WORKOUT Tamara!!!!

    My mom & mother-in-law are no longer alive so this is always a bitter sweet day for me… # wonderful stepdaughters & 2 are moms but they live in Idaho so.. with all the grandkids….

    I am happy I had a mom & mother-in-law (she was amazing) so I can say that. I still get sad on this day though but try to go back to the good memories…
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  7. My Mama always gets to decide what we do for Mother’s Day. I have a feeling I may have to call the restaurant ahead of time to special order my meal 😉

    Love hip extensions!
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