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Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms (+ Free Workout Video) ✅

Are you a busy girl mom looking to shed those stubborn love handles and get back into shape?

I’m excited to help you through this love handles workout for girl moms.

You’re in the right place!

I feel that girl moms deserve special attention with this workout because y’all have a big job!

It takes strength to be a girl! And even more strength to be a mother raising them in today’s society.

I know you want to be an excellent example – and so this workout is designed with your unique needs in mind.

I also understand also that finding time for exercise isn’t always easy. Because you may be juggling work, childcare, or both! That’s why this workout is fast, targeted, and efficient. It also includes my best expert tips to help you achieve your fitness goals in no time.

Say goodbye to love handles and hello to a stronger, fitter you.

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms: How this Workout Works

This love handles workout works by burning calories in the quickest and easiest way possible.

This is achieved through a combination of exercises specially selected by a Certified Personal Trainer, intense focus on standing only exercises (you never need to get on the floor), and strengthening the deep core and oblique muscles that pull in, tighten and tone the waist.

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When combined with a responsible approach to eating, this love handles workout is highly effective for burning fat to reveal a smoother, more toned waistline.

Exercises in this Workout for Love Handles

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Exercise 1: knee tucks

knee tucks exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee tucks correctly.

  • Start by interlocking your fingers to make a “hoop” to tuck your knees into
  • As you lift your knees towards your chest, focus on using your abdominal muscles to initiate the movement.
  • Aim to bring your knees as close to your chest as possible without compromising your form or straining your lower back.
  • Keep your shoulders down and away from your ears to avoid unnecessary tension in the upper body.
  • Maintain a controlled and deliberate pace with your knee tucks

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Exercise 2: Back taps

Back taps exercise demo

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Quick tips to do Back taps correctly.

  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and avoid arching your back during the back taps
  • Imagine you are clapping your shoulder blades togehter in the back, and you’ll get the idea of what your arms are supposed to be doing 🙂 Keep both arms parallel to the floor (as best you can)
  • Only move one foot away when the other lands
  • Ensure that the core is engaged throughout the exercise for better stability

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Exercise 3: knee to elbows

knee to elbows exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee to elbows correctly.

  • Imagine a string connecting your knee and elbow to enhance muscle engagement.
  • Aim to bring your knee as close to your elbow as possible without compromising your form or straining your lower back.
  • Keep your shoulders down and away from your ears to avoid unnecessary tension in the upper body.
  • Breathe steadily throughout the exercise, inhaling deeply as you prepare to bring your knee to your elbow and exhaling as you extend your leg back out to the starting position.
  • Don’t panic if you feel a burn in your thigh as you do this exercise. It is totally normal and will subside as your core gets stronger and begins to do more of the work

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Exercise 4: burpee with low impact modification

burpee with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do burpee with low impact modification correctly.

  • Keeping your back straight and your head up when doing burpees
  • Do the low impact modification if you need to!
  • Start with a low number of repetitions, and gradually work your way up
  • Focus on keeping your core engaged while doing burpees
  • Use your legs, core, and booty to power this movement (not your upper body)
  • Be intentional about using your arms to support your body as you approach the ground

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Exercise 5: standing climbers

standing climbers exercise demo

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Quick tips to do standing climbers correctly.

  • Begin by standing tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms fully extended outwards.
  • Keep your palms open and facing downward.
  • Inhale as you lift your knee and reach your arm forward, emphasizing the engagement of your core muscles, and exhale as you lower your leg and return to the starting position.
  • Keep a slight bend in the knee that remains on the floor as you do the standing climbers

3 Love Handles Tips for Girl Moms

Skip These Types of Carbs

Refined carbohydrates include white bread, white pasta, hard candy, gas station food, grocery store donuts, and more.

These foods contribute to weight gain and storage of fat as love handles.

Instead, of these foods, it’s best to choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread.

These whole grain foods provide more fiber, nutrients, and support the body in losing love handles.

Try Mindful Eating

Practicing mindful eating can help reduce love handles.

Eating mindfully just means eating slowly and with intention.

This was (still is) a hard one for me personally but I try my best each meal.

In the beginning of my mindful eating journey, I actually had to set a timer to force myself to chew more. 😅

Some people recommend chewing each bite 30 times before swallowing.

It’s definitely a worthy goal to aspire to when eating more mindfully.

By eating mindfully, it is easier to pay attention to hunger and fullness cues. It also helps us to pay attention to the emotions driving us to eat particular foods.

This way, we make conscious choices about the food we eat. Instead of automatic, subconscious ones.

Do 30 Minutes of Structured Exercise

Do your best to get in at least 30 minutes of structured exercise everyday (except your rest days).

This can be anything from belly fat workouts to love handles workouts.

The main thing is to have a dedicated 30 minutes to structured exercise.

In addition to this, if you have time, incorporate other forms of movement into your day like walking, stretching, cycling or swimming.

Although any movement is better than no movement at all, 30 minutes of dedicated time for a structured workout is the gold standard for maintaining consistency.

And consistency is the King, Queen, Bishop, and Jury when it comes to losing love handles (or any kind of fat).

We have to stay consistent with our workouts to see results.

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are love handles?

Love handles, also known as muffin tops, are excess pockets of fat that sit right at the sides of the waist.

They are called love handles because when a loved one puts their hand around the waist, they can usually feel the fat deposit rolls on the waist.

It surprises me that we have turned a loving gesture (a loved one holding our waist) into a source of insecurity (omg! they can feel the fat rolls there).

But I’m not here to judge. I’m only here to help.

Love handles are extra frustrating for people that want a more toned and sculpted midsection.

Those that want an hourglass figure.

And anyone that is worried about their loved ones feeling bumps or rolls while holding their waist.

Love handles can be stubborn and difficult to get rid of.

But it is actually very possible to get rid of love handles completely.

How can I get rid of love handles without surgery?

The best way to get rid of love handles without going through surgery is to make permanent changes to how you eat, exercise, sleep and stress.

For example, if you’re a person that eats the standard American breakfast of croissants, doughnuts and coffee, you might choose to make a permanent change to eating something like salmon, bok choy and fresh bananas for breakfast.

Yes, I recognize that the permanent change option is not as appealing as the normal standard, but this is just the reality of what it means to have a sexy, gorgeous human body.

Another example is if you’re a person that tends to sleep six hours a night – 📝sidebar. I used to do this, so there is no judgment here…You might choose to make a permanent change to sleeping an extra 2 hours every night so that you’re getting your full 8 hours of sleep.

I recognize that this is very challenging to do in our fast-paced lifestyle, but again, this is just one of the joys of being a human being.

The key is to remember that it has to be a permanent change that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life.

Avoid temporary quick fixes – they can do serious damage to your health and self-esteem.

Are love handles normal?

Love handles are totally normal and natural.

Each person stores fat differently – and for some people – that fat gets deposited in the waist.

This does not say anything about health – which is the most important thing.

People of all shapes and sizes have love handles.

Is it possible to get rid of love handles by exercising only?

Yes, it is possible to reduce love handles through exercise alone.

But if you know your diet is not where it should be, why not clean that up too? 😃

Combining exercise with a healthy balanced diet is a great way to get optimal, long-lasting results.

And it doesn’t have to mean going to the gym.

At home bodyweight exercises like the ones provided here are excellent for getting rid of love handles easily and permanently.

Just be prepared to be consistent.

Love handles don’t go away after just one session of exercise.

It takes several weeks of consistent dedication but you can do it!

What are the health risks of having love handles?

Some of the risks that love handles can pose to good health are the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more.

These diseases not only limit enjoyment of life, but they also pose a significant financial burden due to the cost of prescription, treatment and testing.

Workout Options (Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms)

There are two workout options for love handles workout for girl moms 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.

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along love handles workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 10 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: Love Handles Workout | Home Workout for Women

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced love handles workout for girl moms workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms: Workout Outline

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  • Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms-knee tucks exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms-Back taps exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms-knee to elbows exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms-burpee with low impact modification exercise
  • Love Handles Workout for Girl Moms-standing climbers 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. knee tucks
  2. Back taps
  3. knee to elbows
  4. burpee with low impact modification
  5. standing climbers

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. standing climbers
  2. burpee with low impact modification
  3. knee to elbows
  4. Back taps
  5. knee tucks

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your love handles workout for girl moms workout is complete!

Want another workout? Try this love handles workout.

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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