Friday, August 31, 2012


Today I made a choice.  I could sleep in or go to the gym.  I chose to go to the gym.  Maybe you don't have a gym.  So work out at home.  Push-ups, crunches, squats, lunges...not fun I know...but worth it.  Something is better than nothing. Go at your pace but push yourself some.  Just 30 minutes.  Put on your favorite fast music.  Do 30 second intervals or 1 minute intervals.  Set a timer.  Here's a sample of things you could do.  Do as many reps as possible in the minute given.

  • 1 minute lunges (lunge through your house...up and down the hallway.  Keep your knee directly above your foot and not over so you don't hurt your knees)
  • 1 minute push-ups (start on knees...keep but down...breathe...suck belly button in to support your helps.
  • 1 minute squats (get as low as you can...don't let your knee go over your toes.  Practice lowering yourself down over the couch or chair first without using your hands.  Once you have the form it without the couch.  Or lower yourself down using the wall as a brace.  You can use an exercise ball behind your back to lower yourself gently too.)
  • 1 minute of crunches (back pushed into floor...just life shoulders...belly button in...breathe...keep shoulders down)
  • 1 minute Jumping jacks
Repeat the above routine 3 have a workout that's just over 30 minutes and should exhaust you.  When I can't make it to the gym I do something like this at home.  Enjoy!

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