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Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms (+ Quick Workout Video) ⏰

Are you a cat mom struggling to shed stubborn belly fat?

I actually already have a love handles workout for cat moms.

So I figured, why not add a belly fat workout for you as well? 😺

This is the definitive workout routine tailored just for you!

This exciting belly fat workout for cat moms is designed to help you tone your core, boost your metabolism, and finally achieve that flat tummy you’ve been dreaming of.

Your cat will either love it and do it with you or stay far away and judge you the whole time. Either way, it’s all good. You’re used to it now, right? 😆

Say goodbye to those love handles and hello to confidence!

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been rocking with me from day 1, this workout is perfect for you. Get ready to sweat, meow, and transform your body!

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Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms: How this Workout Works

It’s important to know that the way a workout is arranged is just as crucial as the individual exercises.

While jumping jacks are great for burning fat, for example, combining them with the right exercises in the right order is the key to seeing results.

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As a Personal Trainer, I have assisted you in selecting the appropriate exercises and organizing them in an optimal sequence.

This workout will increase your heart rate, target your largest muscle groups, and make you sweat, all of which indicate to your body to burn fat quickly and continuously.

Your side of the deal is to remain consistent and committed to doing the workout.

You can use the free workouts on my blog or sign up for a free trial to get more efficient guidance in video format.

Ready? Let’s do this!

Exercises in this Workout for Belly Fat

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 1: rope reaches with low impact modification

rope reaches with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do rope reaches with low impact modification correctly.

  • Keep a slight bend in your knee
  • Bring your elbows all the way down past your waist to get a full range of motion with your rope reaches
  • Keep your steps small and short When you “”pop”” your foot out, you want to gently tap the back of your heel on the floor
  • Keep your core tight and engaged throughout the rope reaches
  • Keep your neck and back as straight as you can

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 2: side reaches

side reaches exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side reaches correctly.

  • Keep your back straight when doing side reaches
  • Maintain a tall posture
  • Keep your core engaged during these side reaches Keep your feet close to each other
  • Extend each arm as far as possible
  • Maintain a strong, firm core as you move

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 3: quarter steps

quarter steps exercise demo

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Quick tips to do quarter steps correctly.

  • Interlock your fingers so your hands are steady throughout the quarter steps
  • If you need extra support, hold a chair or wall as you step instead of interlocking your fingers
  • You want to be in a slight squatting position (not standing all the way up and also not a deep squat)
  • Tap the foot you are stepping with to your stationary ankle so you know you have completed each rep
  • Suck your belly in as you step

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 4: burpees

burpees exercise demo

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Quick tips to do burpees correctly.

  • Start slowly and build up intensity over time
  • Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise
  • Use your arms to support your body as you approach the floor Focus on engaging your butt as you jump at the top of the exercise
  • Land softly each time you transition into and out of the burpee.
  • Remember to breathe 🙂

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms Exercise 5: hinge splits

hinge splits exercise demo

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Quick tips to do hinge splits correctly.

  • When you bring your leg up, raise it as high as it will go
  • Practice a few times before starting the timer if you are timing yourself for this exercise
  • Look straight ahead as you do the hinge splits Gently tap your ankles together on the downward motion
  • Stay on the balls of your feet (the front part near your toes) so that you can remain light on your feet
  • Don’t try to move to fast. Start slow then raise the tempo when you feel ready
  • Keep your arms in an active position throughout the exercise

3 Belly Fat Tips for Cat Moms

Eat sloooooowwwlllyyy (this one is hard for me to do!)

Eating slowly and properly chewing your food is an essential tip to reduce belly fat.

Eating slowly allows your body to register when you are full, preventing overeating and thus reducing the chances of excess fat accumulation in the belly area.

Additionally, proper chewing of food helps to break down the food particles into smaller pieces, which makes them easier to digest.

This helps the body to absorb the nutrients from the food more efficiently, which can help in burning fat.

Additionally, slow eating can also help control the body’s hormone levels (insulin & ghrelin, I’m looking at you!).

All in all, eating slowly and properly chewing your food is an effective strategy to reduce belly fat and maintain a healthy weight.

Use this hack to drink more water

It’s important to drink plenty of water while trying to burn fat.

Water is essential for a healthy metabolism and helps us feel full and energized.

It also flushes out toxins and waste from the body – which can build up during the fat-loss process.

The best way to drink water is to fill up a large, cup with a straw and get to sipping all day long.

I personally have a 20-ounce cup I take with me everywhere.

I get a headstart on my water consumption by drinking 20oz with my vitamins every morning.

Consider Eating Breakfast

While some people swear by skipping breakfast, others find that eating breakfast helps them stay energized and focused throughout the day.

Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to have an easier time managing their weight.

This is because eating breakfast helps to keep us from over snacking and overeating later in the day.

If you’re not sure if breakfast is right for you, try experimenting and see what works best.

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What types of foods should I avoid when trying to lose belly fat?

Avoid everything that has taste and makes you happy and you’ll be good 😐

I’M JOKING! I’M JOKING!!! haha

Yes, some faves will have to go but it’s actually not that bad.

If you’re trying to lose belly fat, avoid these foods:

1. Deep fried, battered fries.

Fries are made out of potatoes – which is a carbohydrate energy source. Oil is fat – which is also an energy source. When you combine them, you’re making an energy + energy combo. Too much energy gets stored as fat. So – an easy way to avoid accumulating belly fat is to let go of deep fried battered potatoes.

Try a baked or boiled potato instead.

2. Orange juice

Oranges are great because the orange provides fiber.

However, when you strip the fiber to create orange juice, it becomes just another sugary beverage.

Skip the juice as much as possible and eat the actual fruit instead.

3. Apple juice (same reason as above). This logic applies to almost all juices. Ive just mentioned these two because they are the most common here in the States.

4. Bagged chips Things like doritos fall into this category.

To lose belly fat, you need highly nutritious foods and a caloric deficit.

I assure you that bagged chips are not highly nutritious.

And they are not designed to help you maintain a caloric deficit. Quite the opposite actually.

5. Alcohollllllll Yes, this is a big one.

Just say no. No to the beer. No to the wine. No to it all.

Alcohol is high in calories, stresses the cow out of your liver, and can slow down the body’s ability to burn fat.

Drink tea instead.

No, for real that’s what i do. I love green tea. Dandelion tea. Hibiscus tea. All of it.

I have a whole tea collection in my bedroom to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make in order to optimize my results?

Yes, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to get better results when losing belly fat.

You already know about diet and exercise – so I won’t bore you. But did you know about these other changes?

1. Chill out. Listen, this one is HILARIOUS for me to say. I am literally the most non-chill person I know. But alas – stressing out about every little thing makes your body pump out cortisol.

Cortisol tells your body that you are clearly in danger and fat needs to be stored around your belly to keep you safe.

So, if you’re a little stress ball, you better start doing some woosah when people cut you off in traffic.

I personally find breathwork to be helpful. Scented candles and a warm shower also do the trick. Forget all these people talking about cold plunges. I need my mirrors MISTY when i shower 😂

2. Sleep. Yes, it’s true. Not sleeping = pump cortisol = belly pooch. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night so even if something happens to disrupt your plan, you will at least get 7 hours (if not the full 8).

3. Drink waterrrr: it will help flush out toxins, reduce fluid retention, and make your belly appear flatter. Yes, it will also have you running to the bathroom every 5 minutes and run up your toilet paper bill. But it is a small price to pay.

Pee up, ladies!

The standard recommendation is to aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. However, i’ve noticed some of us are more thirsty than others (no pun intended).

Pay attention to your personal thirst level and hydrate accordingly.

Is there a specific time of day that’s best for cardio exercises for losing belly fat?

The best time of day to do cardio exercises for losing belly fat is as follows.

If you’re a morning person, do your workout as soon as possible after you wake up. Your goal is to get your workout done before 11am.

If you’re a night owl, do your workout right before dinner. So for example, if dinner is at 6:30pm, do your workout around 5:30pm

If you are neither a morning person nor a night owl, do your workout around 1:30pm

These are the best times for you to workout because they are based on your biology (chronotype).

If your schedule does not allow you to exercise during the time that is biologically best for you, try to identify things you can deprioritize.

For example, maybe you’re a morning person and book club is at 9am. You might want to consider deprioritizing book club so you can exercise.

Perhaps there is another book club that meets over lunch. That kind of thing.

If there truly is no hope to exercise at your ideal time, then pick a time that is close to your ideal time even if it is not perfect and stick to it.

You will have the most energy, highest motivation, adherence and consistency when you use this approach to exercise timing.

Are there any specific diet plans that complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction?

Yes, there are specific diet plans that can complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction. In fact, diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing belly fat. The right combination of both is essential for achieving optimal results.

To reduce belly fat, it is important to focus on a diet that has fewer calories than you burn in the day, enough protein, and rich in fiber.

Some people do very well on a low carb, high fat, high protein diet. If you choose this route, make sure you still incorporate lots of fresh organic vegetables into your diet to get all the micronutrients your body needs to function properly.

Another diet that is effective in complementing cardio exercises for belly fat reduction is the Mediterranean Diet: This diet is rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. It includes foods like fish, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. This diet plan is associated with reduced belly fat, as well as improved heart health.

Please note that I am using the word “diet” very loosely here. I personally (and professionally) do not believe in or support dieting. I support a health-first approach and most diets do a lot of harm to the female body.

If you think your metabolism is compromised, please talk to a doctor.

In summary, any diet that has fewer calories than you burn in a day, plus sufficient protein and fiber is useful for belly fat reduction.

Specific examples of such diets that can complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction, are the Mediterranean Diet, and the low carb diet. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered Dietician to come up with a plan that is right for you.

How will I know if my cardio routine is helping me lose belly fat?

So you’re doing jumping jacks, sweating salty water, and out of breath.

But is the work you’re doing actually paying off? How will you know? Fair questions.

This is how to know if your cardio routine is helping you lose belly fat:

1. Duration:

I feel like i’m coming straight for your neck with this one but hear me out.

The FIRST way to know if what you’re doing is working is to ask yourself “how long have I been doing this for?” If the answer is anything less than 3 times a week for 4 weeks, you are worrying about the wrong thing my bestie lover gorgeous queen friend.

Focus on getting to that level first. You’ve got this. You can do it.

2. The dreaded scale:

If you’re losing weight overall, then you’re losing belly fat too.

The speed at which fat comes off the belly is determined by genetics. Some people lose fat from their face before they notice a change in their belly fat. It’s just the way it is.

The scale is not a perfect measurement though. Sometimes, the scale says you’ve gained weight but it’s just water…or new muscle from working out.

So take anything the scale says with a grain of salt.

3. Waist measurement.

You can take measurements of your waistline with a tape measure every 3 weeks to see the change.

If you’re losing belly fat, you should see a decrease in your waistline measurements.

This one is a toughie for me because i don’t trust myself to measure exactly the same part of my waist each time. Plus, how tight exactly should the tape measure be?

If this works for you, go for it. I personally don’t do this method because when i tried it, it definitely brought out the crazy in me 🤣🤣🤣

4. Clothes.

This is by far my favorite way. Are your pants (trousers for you Brits) feeling looser? Can you breathe in that dress? Bingo! Your belly fat is shrinking for sure.

Workout Options (Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms)

There are two workout options for belly fat in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here’s a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Belly Fat Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along belly fat workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 5 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: 5 Min Lower Belly Fat Tabata – No Equipment | Home Workout

Belly Fat Workout (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced belly fat workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms: Workout Outline

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  • Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms-rope reaches with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms-side reaches exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms-quarter steps exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms-burpees exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Cat Moms-hinge splits exercise
 
Disclaimer: This or any other exercise program may result in injury. Always consult your doctor / physician before beginning this or any other workout or exercise program. By performing any of the exercises in this program or on this site, you agree to the full disclaimer and assume ALL risks of injury from doing so. Koboko Fitness is NOT responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this workout or any exercise program. Read the full disclaimer here before you begin.

Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. rope reaches with low impact modification
  2. side reaches
  3. quarter steps
  4. burpees
  5. hinge splits

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. hinge splits
  2. burpees
  3. quarter steps
  4. side reaches
  5. rope reaches with low impact modification

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your belly fat workout for cat moms workout is complete!

Want another belly fat workout? Try this one

A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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