Can you jump rope? I mean really jump rope, Muhammad Ali style? I can't, but I'm going to try!
I recently bought a jump rope to get some more cardio into my daily life. Let me tell you, it's tough! Finding and maintaining your rhythm is challenging. Your child(ren) and husband will laugh as they watch you wrestle the rope. You'll groan in frustration every time your toes catch the line. But once you get into a groove, it's fantastic! I'm starting off slow, 15-20 minutes per day, just long enough to break a sweat, get the heart rate up, and put some color on my cheeks.
Give it a go! It's cheap can be done anywhere.
ps…you're calves will be REALLY sore.