Sometimes you can’t get to the gym, and that’s ok! Or maybe you don’t go to the gym at all and actually prefer home workouts. That’s cool too! No gym, no problem, right? I did this workout the other day when I couldn’t get to the gym. It’s easily modified so you can do as little or as much as you’re comfortable doing. I used 8lb dumbbells when I did it but you could go heavier or lighter. You could also just ditch the weights all together and do regular squats, lunges, and planks. Or you could kick that up a notch and go for jump squats and lunges. Maybe some plank jacks. It’s all what you are comfortable and ready to put into it. If you need to take a breather or grab some water during this workout that’s ok, just remember to push yourself so you can get as much out of it as you can in the short time.
Go ahead and rest 1-2 minutes between rounds before starting back up again.
Here’s the break down:
~ Squat to press: If you’re using weights, hold them at your shoulders. Squat down keeping your butt back like you’re sitting in a chair. Make sure your shins stay in line with your feet and your knees don’t go forward over your toes. When you stand back up from your squat, straighten your arms and press your weights up above your head. Lower back to your shoulders as you go back into your next squat.
~Heel touches: Lay on your back, knees bent with feet on the floor. Straighten your arms down at your sides. Raise your shoulders off of the floor and rock side to side taking turns touching your ankles. Spice it up a bit and change the exercise each round. First heel touches, then crunches, reverse crunches, and flutter kicks.
~ Lunge to curl: Standing with feet hip width apart, arms at your sides holding your weights. Alternate lunging forward. When you lunge, do a bicep curl. When you stand back up, release the curl and put your arms back at your sides. Just like the squats you don’t want your knees going past your toes.
~ Plank rows: Get into plank position on a mat or towel. Keep your hands shoulder width apart and holding on to your weights. One arm at a time row your weight back close to your sides.
Hey! It’s a new year and this is a new blog. I’m going to start out by sharing my goals for this coming year. I feel like I always have such big hopes and get very overwhelmed with everything which leaves me never actually finishing anything. Trying to change that. So this year I’m going to try to pull back a bit and simplify my goals. Easy and attainable.
1. Create and Stick to a workout routine:
We’ve been all over the place the last month or so as far as workouts and clean eating goes. Between weddings and holidays and kids out of school…life just got in the way. The big thing is to not let THAT become the normal. It’s time to get up, shake off the lazy, and get back to it. With my gym buddy starting classes twice a week we are switching to a 3 day a week plan. We really got to work today with a pretty decent workout. Now to keep on it! I can’t except to motivate anyone else when I can’t motivate myself, right?
2. Blog 2-3 times a week.
With this new blog I’m really excited to keep a good blogging schedule and have plenty of things to share with y’all. Over at GirlMeetsCamera.com it’s hard to keep any kind of schedule. The blog is our life and it’s anything but scripted. My posting goal here is to post at least one workout related post and one food/recipe post a week. If I throw in an extra fit related something in there then hooray! But those are 2 things I want to get up for sure.
3. EAT CLEAN!
This. This is the hard one! I love all the food…especially all those unclean foods. Hoping to keep my diet at least 80-90% clean because you know, no one is perfect. I need my coffee creamer and random Reese’s here and there. Hopefully this blog will keep me accountable and help keep y’all accountable too!
4. Get Certified!
Getting my personal training certification through NASM is my big, huge, mega goal this year. I had given myself until my birthday in February to get it done. I really hope I can pull that off! I really haven’t been as committed to studying as I should have been. I’m on it now though and want it more than ever!
So, how about you? Do you have any big health and fitness goals this year? Are you good at sticking to your resolutions? Let me know!