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At-Home Workout Program: Five Easy Toning Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

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At-Home Workout Program: Five Easy Toning Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

I'm a busy mom... between my online clients, my ministry at church, and my family, I don't have a lot of extra time. So trust me when I say, I get it! With a busy lifestyle, making time for exercise is a challenge... even an at-home workout can sometimes be tough to fit in. But it's all about perspective. These things that are so important to me aren't my excuse to not exercise... instead, they are my reason TO exercise!

Yes, working out to a great DVD program is my preferred at-home workout program, but when that's not an option, here are five easy toning exercises that can be done whenever and wherever you have time. {Continue Reading...}

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At Home Workout Routine

Brrrr Rabbits!!! {Am I the only one who says that?!} It's officially too cold to lace up those running shoes. So what's a girl {busy mom} to-do?! Well of course - this at-home workout routine! In honor of Workout Wednesday, here's a quick at home workout routine you can do anywhere. I recommend 3-5 rounds of this circuit to my online bootcamp clients, depending on their fitness level.

When it's too cold to workout outside, I love to try this at-home workout routine! Perfect for the busy mom or working wife!

My bootcamp clients also receive a video of each of these moves with progressions and modifications depending on their fitness level.

● Pushups {modify on knees or against a wall}

● Squats {modify only going as deeply as you can, or with wall sits}

● Mountain Clumbers {modify by going slowly or marching in place}

● Jumping jacks {modify stepping side to side}

● Plank {modify on knees}

Remember - if it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you! So what do you think? Are you game?

@@If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you #workoutwednesday #sweatpink@@

This post is linked up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie from Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday

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Workout Wednesday 60 Second Total Body Circuit

This 60-second total body circuit may not look tough, but try this full body shred a few times, and I promise you'll be feeling it!!

This 60-second circuit may not look tough, but try this full body shred a few times, and I promise you'll be feeling it!! For a 20-minute shred, try three rounds. Perform each move for 60 seconds, taking minimal rest between moves. Rest one minute between rounds.

For a 20-minute shred, try three rounds. Perform each move for 60 seconds, taking minimal rest between moves. Rest one minute between rounds.

● Skaters {modify by slowing down, only go as deeply as you can}

● Hammer Curls {modify with less weight}

● Jump Squats {modify with regular squats, only going as deeply as you can}

● Plank {modify on knees}

● Alternating Jumping Lunges {modify with regular lunges, only going as deeply as you can}

● Pushups {modify on knees or against a wall}

● Rest

What is your workout of choice? Have you tried a total body circuit that you love? What are you doing to get in your workout today?

@@For a 20-minute shred, try this 60-second total body circuit #workoutwednesday #fitfluential #sweatpink@@

This post is linked up with The Fit Foodie Mama for Wild Workout Wednesday

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Five Fun At-Home Workouts For Cold Weather

Five Fun At-Home Workouts For Cold Weather - If you're braving the cold to get in your workouts, you can relax! Try these fun ideas, great for the kiddos too!

Brrr rabbits! {Does anyone know where this saying came from? Or is it just something my family says?} Seriously, though - it's been absolutely FREEZING this week, and we're supposed to be down in the single digit temperatures soon. I don't know about you, but this southern girl is bundling up and staying put!! In all honesty - these glacial temperatures make it tough to get a good workout in... so here's a few at-home workouts for cold weather {and even one outdoor workout for those who are brave}!

#1: Speed House Cleaning

The holidays are here {can you believe it's only three weeks until Christmas?!} and the festivities have begun... why wait for spring to start cleaning? Have a garage that hasn't been cleaned out in a few years {or maybe ever}? Or an attic that needs rearranging? Grab some healthy snacks, put on some Christmas music or Elf, and get to cleaning. Make it a family affair. Set a timer and see who can clean up their part of the room the quickest. {We actually try to do this every single day before daddy gets home from work!}

#2: Do the 100 Push-Up/Squat/Lunge/Crunch Challenge

There's something about the number one hundred that's inherently appealing, isn’t there?! Especially when it comes to a challenge. Not quite ready to do 100 today? Break them up into smaller sets. Or try to build up to 100 pushups (or squats or lunges or crunches) a day over the next six weeks! When summer comes, you’ll be glad you didn't wait!

#3: Get Old-School

Throw the Twister mat on the floor, have a good old-fashioned pillow fight, or invite a few friends over and circle up for a few rounds of Duck-Duck-Goose or "I've Never". Better yet, have a dance party! Throw on some Mariah Carey Christmas tunes and burn some extra calories as you twist and stretch! [Tweet "Twister and Christmas tunes for at-home workouts? Yes, please!!"]

#4: Thrown in your favorite workout DVD

Of course, you knew I'd say this! I have had so much fun working out at home with programs like PiYo and the 21 Day Fix. And yes, while I love my partnership with Beachbody and am so honored to have been able to help and serve so many people through my online bootcamps, I am mostly thankful to have something I can do from the comfort of my living room, especially when the temperatures outside are lower than my age!!

#5: And for those of you crazy enough to venture outside... Have You Ever Played Red-Light Green-Light? Try it in the Snow!

Grab a few friends, bundle up, and get racing! In this game, one person is the stop light. Everyone else forms a line about 20 feet away from the stop light. The stop light faces away from the line and says “green light’. At this point, you’re allowed to move toward the stoplight. When the stoplight turns around and says “red light” everyone must freeze. If anyone is caught moving, they are out. Whoever reaches the stoplight first becomes the new stoplight and the game continues. Just make sure to bundle up before you begin!!

These are so many fun ways to add exercise to your day during the cold weather. Even though it might be too cold to walk, jog, or bike around town, there are still plenty of at-home workouts {or games that certainly count} to get your heart pumping! Instead of exercising alone, use this winter as an opportunity to get together with friends, have fun with your family, and work out together!!

Tell the truth - how many times have you watched Elf? What's your favorite Christmas song to jam out to? And who wants to meet up at the park this week for a fun-filled game of red-light green-light?

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Lower Body Workout

Lower Body Workout - Leg days are those days I just love to hate (mainly because stairs and chairs are super-tough the following day)! But training our legs is super-critical to a well-balanced workout program.

I don't know about you, but for me - the cooler it gets outside, the more I want to curl up and hibernate! That's why Workout Wednesday is one of my favorites - a great reminder to get out and move! And a fantastic time to share with you this lower body workout!

Leg days are those days I just love to hate {mainly because stairs and chairs are super-tough the following day}! But training our legs is super-critical to a well-balanced workout program. The muscles in the legs are the largest muscles in our bodies, which means that they require a lot of energy to train, and they require a lot of energy to repair {i.e. they burn the most calories}!

Today, I'm including this Lower Body Workout in my routine. I'm performing each move for 1 minute, and repeating the circuit 3-5 times for a 15-25 minute intense leg session!

  • Alternating jumping lunges
  • Squat with alternating side lift
  • Alternating curtsy lunges
  • Sumo squats
  • Bridge lifts

{Don't forget to warm up beforehand and stretch afterward!!}

@@Try this #workoutwednesday Lower Body Circuit!! #sweatpink@@

This post is linked up with The Fit Foodie Mama for Wild Workout Wednesday. Make sure to stop by and check it out!

Are you working out today? What's your favorite type of training?

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