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Elsa Pataky: 'No more excuses!'

Published 21/01/2016

Elsa Pataky
Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky has encouraged busy mums to workout, even when their hands are full caring for children.

Elsa Pataky urges mothers to forfeit any excuses they may have about putting off exercise.

The 39-year-old actress shares three children with her actor husband Chris Hemsworth, including three-year-old daughter India Rose and 22-month-old twin boys Tristan and Sasha.

Although she has her hands full caring for young kids while also attending to a busy career, Elsa still manages to squeeze some fitness into her day, and the star believes every other mother in the world can do the same.

Writing a blog post for Spain's Glamour magazine, Elsa noted many people may have all sorts of justifications for staying away from the gym after the Christmas holidays conclude.

"Some of us have put on some pounds (over the holidays)…But all good things come to an end and now, most of us vow to do a whole host of things, some of them will not be followed through on and some others will," she observed. "And, who hasn’t once written down 'to get in shape' in his list of resolutions for the New Year?

"This post is for all the busy mums who quit doing some exercise as they think they don’t have free time and the little (time) they (do) have is devoted to their children."

Elsa attached a video to the blog post and in the footage she is demonstrating exercises that incorporate a baby buggy into repetitions. The exercises Elsa performs in the clip are a series of squats, planks, lunges and at one point she even jogs with the buggy.

Her reasoning behind using the equipment is to show mothers it is simple to get a workout in while occupied with parental duties.

"I think it is fantastic any time we take up to everyday tasks to engage it in our little ones, it is actually the best thing we can do," she wrote. "But I am going to teach some exercises you can do while you are walking outdoors with your children. Put on your leggings and trainers and try to do these exercises. You can work out your abs, legs, buttocks, arms…

"Use your imagination to use the buggy or hold your baby in your arms to practice with them some simple moves. I assure you will enjoy them and so they will. So… there’s no more excuses! Let’s start the New Year in a good shape."

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