As you know by now I love a good workout class. Barre is my go-to. Totally relieves anxiety and puts you in a different state of mind.
BUT as stated before – sometimes the schedule gets a litttttle hectic and it’s tough to make it to a class. Right? I mean, life gets BUSY.
I’m crazy about keeping on top of my workout routine though. If I don’t workout for a few days, my anxiety sky rockets. I also get very cranky.. (sorry BA). It just effects me BIG time. So, I try to really stay on the same schedule during the week.
Right now I’m waking up in the morning and doing yoga. I just started using this app called YogaGlo and I highly recommend it if you are trying to get more into yoga at home. It does a great job at giving you classes that fit specifically for you. You get to pick what you want to work on and when you want to start and you kind of just go from there.
Right now I’m in the strengthening program and I woke up very sore today – so that says a lot.
I’m really loving it so far – I’ll keep you posted on more.
Alright so after the recent workout motivation post, I had a few people reach out asking what exactly I do at home for workouts when I’m not doing yoga.
I’m sure you guys have bomb ass workouts that you do, too. Give me your tips!
At the moment, I’m doing at least 5 days of workouts at home. And I workout every day. Even if that means a walk on Sunday for an hour. I’m doing something daily.
I think that is HUGE. Once you get in the habit of it, you won’t want to stop. It almost becomes natural.
I don’t let myself get out of my routine on the weekends. I (of course) eat less healthy at times and I definitely indulge, but I’m not stopping my workouts or letting my Saturday or Sunday be a complete day of.. nothing.
It just throws me off way too much.
Don’t get me wrong though, I’m all about letting your body rest. That’s why sometimes my workout is a simple walk. I just really want to make sure I’m moving.
Alright blah blah blah right? Let’s get to the good ish!
MY FAVORITE MOVES YOU CAN DO AT HOME
+ forearm plank for 1 minute
+ high plank for 1 minute
+ forearm to straight arm plank for 30 seconds
(start in a forearm plank, go up to straight arm plank with your right arm then left, go back down to forearm plank with your right arm then left. repeat starting with the left side)
+ straight or forearm side plank for 30 seconds on each side
+ forearm side plank with a crunch – bring your elbow to meet your knee 15 reps. switch sides
+ frog crunch 30 reps (like a regular crunch, but you are balancing on your butt so your back and legs are off the ground)
+ toe touches 30 reps (start flat on your back with your legs straight up in the air, lift to touch your toes)
+ bicycle crunches 30 reps – my go to. go SLOWLY. really breathe while doing them.
+ 50 squats – always. you can break it up or do them all at once. but I do them daily.
+ weighted punches 30 each side – hold 5-10 pound dumbbells and literally punch the air with each arm. how insane does this sound? it’s probably my favorite workout and it gets my hear rate up
+ frog jumps 30 reps – LOL I laugh at these because they look nuts when you do them but I LOVE them. they totally get your legs burning!
+ side-lying leg lift 50 reps each side (lay on your side with your head resting your hand and your elbow on the ground, lift on leg up and keep it up. slowly pulse up 50 times by using the muscle, not by just swinging your leg loosely!) I swear by doing these. they BURN your thighs and butt, but they are so simple to do. I’ll do them when I’m watching tv or when I just finished doing yoga. I love to use the resistance band with these, too.
+ dumbbell bicep curl to shoulder press 20 reps (stand with dumbbells in hands and arms hanging by your thighs with palms facing forward, curl up and then push up to straight arms, come back down and repeat.) I do these daily. after I finish a walk, I’ll grab my dumbbells and do a quick set of these just to make sure I’m getting some arm movement in. You can literally do them while watching tv.
Those are my go-to’s. I’ll do them anytime, anywhere in the house. I’ll mix it up and add some random ones in here and there, but I ALWAYS incorporate these ones in somehow.
I’ll randomly do 30 frog jumps in my kitchen out of no where just because.
It’s things like that that really get you moving and make you start loving your body by seeing what you do with it. Once you start randomly doing moves you love, you’ll find yourself putting together good routines for yourself.
I’ll do some sort of video soon or maybe an Instagram live where you can watch and even join me LOL. How fun would that be???
We’ll be at home workout BUDS.
Let me know what you guys are doing!
(OUTFIT is all Lululemon)