Guys, I tried this workout from Fitnessista last Friday and holy smokes, it was a killer! So many squats and lunges! My legs were on fire. It hurt a little on Saturday but after some stretching and foam rolling, all my tightness seemed to work itself out.
I’ve been trying to save body weight workouts on my phone, that way I have no excuse to not do a workout. If I ever get stuck in a rut, I just open my phone and choose from one of the many workouts I have saved and bam! instant inspiration.
Here are some of my favorites I have saved:
Let me know if you use any of these workouts! They are all so fun and make you work up a sweat.
Search my blog for more inspiration and let me know what kind of workouts you want to see on the blog.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I always do my best workouts on the weekends. I don’t have as many time constraints, I can focus on my workout and I have plenty of time to stretch, warmup and cool down.
But when I travel on the weekends, I feel like I can’t get workout as well as I want.
* I had to include this hilarious picture I took of Murphy while we were traveling.
That was the case this weekend. We visited my in-laws in Tennessee and had a great time, but my workouts suffered.
Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. My family is more important than any workout, but getting in one sweat sesh a day makes me feel better and helps me be the best version of myself.
So while I didn’t get to run and have a killer total body workout, I did get it some solid movements and walks with Murph that worked up some endorphins.
So don’t beat yourself if you chose to spend time with family rather than working out. While I missed my workouts, I know they will be waiting for me Monday afternoon after work.
Yesterday I killed my workout. I ran a mile for a warmup, did a 24 minute HIIT workout and finished with some sprints in the yard with Murphy. *I wish I had the stamina of my dog. I was dying and he was happy as could be running laps around our yard.*
There is no such thing as a bad workout. Every movement counts. Burning calories in your garage is the same as burning them in a gym.
While I am usually someone who likes to see hard and results, losing weight and getting healthy is teaching me a lot about patience and hard work.
I have a scale at home, but the batteries in it have been dead for months. I decided not to replace them because I didn’t want to let the scale define my happiness. I used to weigh myself every morning and if I was at a “good” number then I would be happy for the rest of the day. But, if I was unhappy with the number I saw then I automatically started my day in a bad mood. So instead of judging myself based on a number, I’ve been trying to look for and enjoy the non-scale victories in every day.
This week I hit two non-scale victories and I was so proud of both. While I usually eat super healthy for breakfast and lunch, snacking at night has always been a problem. I could eat half a bag of chips without thinking about it and then feel like crap later. I felt like I had no willpower. But for the last three days, I’ve been eating healthy, saying no when I’m full and not eating a ton of chips every night. It’s a powering thing to take control of your life and what/how you eat.
My other NSV was one of my favorite pair of work pants being looser!
Sometimes it’s hard to see how far you’ve come, especially if you’re not keeping track of hard and fast numbers and facts. But these NSV are to be celebrated and used as a reminder that the work I am putting in is working.
So here’s to another day of working hard, running for fun and my health, eating some greens and loving my life. Happy Friday Eve!
Even when I don’t run every day, I like to try and do something that makes me break a sweat. Lately. I’ve been into short and sweaty at home workouts. I try to get in cardio, upper body, lower body and core all in one workout — and this does the trick!
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
One minute per exercise // x3
The workout will work your ENTIRE body by targeting your upper body, lower body and core but also includes bursts of cardio to keep your heart rate up and make you sweat!
Whenever I don’t have time for a run or am looking to mix things up, I love doing these simple, but effective at-home workouts.
It’s here! We are only hours away from the weekend! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are and your coffee is extra strong today. My plans for the weekend include lots of house and yard work and an Easter party on Sunday. I hope you all have a great weekend!
Let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming and get the day started!
1. So I’m late to the game with this one, but Ryan and I just rented Moana last weekend and I have been listening to the soundtrack nonstop this week.
2. From the Oiselle blog: Oiselle is thrilled to announce the launch of our GOT (Girls On Track) Bras charitable donation program. The GOT Bras mission is to help girls stay active and see physical activity as lifelong pursuit. We plan to donate at least 2,000 sports bras in 2017, and to share educational content about how to accurately choose and fit a sports bra, and understand our changing bodies. In 2018 and beyond, we plan to increase donations and produce “first-bra” designs just for girls.
3. Saw this on Janae’s blog earlier this week and I really like it.
4. I WON TICKETS TO SEE TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH IN CONCERT. Guys. I am so pumped.
6. The sun is shining, it’s finally stopped raining and it’s supposed to be warm all weekend! I hope the weather is perfect wherever you are. I am planning on soaking up as much sunshine as possible these next three days.