As you may or may not know, I like to work out occassionally. I have even been known to work out multiple times in one week. Crazy, I know. Running was my go-to for a long time. But recently I committed more strength training and a little less cardio. I wanted to see if there would be any difference in the way I looked and/or felt.
I decided to keep it simple and go old school – no gym and no equipment; I was just going to use my body weight, which is more than enough resistence to guarentee a good work out. After two months of regular strength training, I did notice a big difference in my legs. AND I noticed that I was running faster and longer with much less effort. Will you mistake my legs for Carrie Underwoods? Ummm….no. But I’m pretty happy with my progress so far.
I turned to Pinterest to find a variety of different workouts. You can see them on my Strength Training and Cross Training boards. There are specific workouts for arms, legs, core, and full body. I also like to use Fitness Blender – which offers hundreds of free workout videos online.
For a quick go-to I can do in my office or at home, I also use this handy list from PopSugar. You’d be surprised how even short intervals can add up to big changes over time.
Here is an example of a quick and dirty workout I will do at my office or at home. If I have more time, I’ll add five or six more moves or repeat the whole set two or three times. Usually within 25 -30 minutes I’m done! Easy Peasy.
Do you have a favorite go-to exercise?
My obligatory disclaimer: I like working out (kinda) but don’t be fooled, I’m not a professional. Information provided here is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before starting any exercise regime.