Beginner Friendly Workout – Follow Along

Thank you to all who subscribed to my YouTube channel. My goal is to upload a several new workouts a month.

This workout is a beginner friendly workout perfect for those who are just starting out or getting back into an exercise routine. Modifications are shown at the beginning with options to challenge yourself if you need to bump it up a notch.

I suggest beginners start out with 1 round of this workout, meaning just follow along with me for the 10 minutes, see how you feel and maybe repeat it again. If you are looking for something more challenging try to aim for 3 rounds without taking modifications.

As always keep in mind that all exercises are not suitable for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce this risk of injury, please consult your doctor before beginning this, or any other, physical fitness program. Any user of this program assumes the full risk of injury resulting from performing the routines presented within this video.

I would love to hear how you did or if you plan on doing this. Let me know :).

xoxo, Tamara

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FREE Workouts Coming Soon On YouTube

YouTube_SquareHappy Monday! Some of you may remember when I offered a digital monthly bootcamp. I loved it. I had the best time designing workouts and getting to know those of you who participated.

While I have no plans to start the online bootcamp up again I am going to be offering free workouts that you can do in your home on my YouTube channel.

These workouts will range from beginner friendly, HITT, yoga, functional training, mobility/range of motion, and will also feature what equipment my husband and I use personally at home.

The majority of the workouts will use minimal equipment and some will be bodyweight only. There will be something for everyone. This will be a digital gym of all my favorite workouts!

I would love for you to subscribe to my channel if this sounds like something you would be interested in. The more subscribers I get the more videos I will make.

The Workout Mama YouTube Channel

Click the subscribe button below and I look forward to working out with you soon! Check back here tomorrow morning for a great beginner friendly workout.


Maisie: 10 Months

Maisie Caden Easter 2015

Here is a recap of Maisie’s feeding schedule over the past 9 months:

Birth: Every 2-3 hours for the first two weeks until we were given the go ahead from her pediatrician to allow her to sleep during the night without needing to wake her to eat.

1 Month: 4:30am, 7am, 9:30am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, and 12:30am. Bedtime at 7pm followed by the last two feedings.

Week 7: 5am, 7am, 9:30am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.

2 Months: 6am,  9:30am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.

3 Months: 6:30am, 9:45am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 9:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.

4 Months: 5:30am*, 7am, 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm. *I tried to drop the dream feed which didn’t work.

5 Months and 6 Months: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm followed by a dream feed.

7 Months and 8 Months: 7am, 10am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm.

9 Months: 7am, 11am, 3pm, and 6:30pm. Bedtime at 7pm.

Currently her 10 Month schedule looks like this…

  • 7am: Waketime & Eat
  • 9:30am: Nap
  • 11am: Eat
  • 1:30pm: Nap
  • 3pm: Eat
  • 6:30pm: Eat
  • 7pm: Bedtime

This past month Maisie has become much more active. She started crawling! She crawls all over the house but generally likes to be wherever Caden is at. Caden wasn’t sure what to do with himself when she started moving. He had been used to having his own space to play with his toys, color, or look at books. Now that she is on the go we have had to be more aware of little toys that she can get ahold of and make sure that they are in an area that she has a harder time reaching.

Maisie loves watching Caden, bath time or in her case splash time (I get so drenched giving her a bath), crawling and eating. She loves being held and if she doesn’t want you to put her down will let you know by screaming.

Maisie has her three bottom teeth and also three top teeth. We have been introducing more food to her and she has her favorites. Right now she loves chicken and avocados. She will eat anything on her tray including sweet potatoes, peas, blueberries, raspberries, pears, bananas, carrots, chicken broth, quinoa, and applesauce.

Her naps have been very consistent lately and in the morning she has been sleeping from 9:30am until 11am. We started pushing her afternoon nap off until 1:30pm so she could sleep closer until her next feeding at 3pm and that has seemed to be working out well.

Both Caden and Maisie were sick this last month. It was no fun at all. Then Josh and I were sick. Sick kids and sick parents meant snuggles while watching Curious George, lots of soup, and a house that smelled like Vicks VapoRub. Now that everyone is feeling better nighttime sleep has resumed back to 11-12 hours for both kiddos. Yay!!!

Caden & Maisie (10 Months)Photo Credit: Kristen Carter Photography

I love these two little ones so very much! I am blown away daily by how much my ability to love has dramatically increased since they came into our family.