In a Funk?

  Skipped the gym? Feeling guilty?

 Everyone gets into a funk/rut once in a while.  This week, that’s been me.  I’ve only been to the gym once this week (yikes) and it’s already Friday.  Normal people get busy, sick, or lazy and just don’t make it to the gym as much as we’d like sometimes.  And guess what?  IT’S OK!  This got me thinking, however, about things you can do at home when you just can’t (or don’t want to ) make it to the gym.  Here’s my at-home workout routine for the next time I skip the gym and go straight home after work.  Give it a try next time you’re too crunched for time to make it to the gym…or just feeling lazy!   : )

Equipment needed: a flight of stairs,  some hand weights, and some good music!

Warm up:  Run up/down the stairs for 5-10 minutes,  25 squat jacks (this video is a good example, except you should touch your hands to the floor each time: http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Do-Squat-Jacks-342571967), and 25 burpees (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2cPYR0lRUE).  No stopping!!!

Upper body: 10 yoga push ups (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmonk93iiiw), 30 bicep curls (alternating or both arms at the same time), 10 yoga push ups, 20 front arm raises (both arms together), 20 side arm raises (both arms together), 10 yoga push ups, 20 tricep dips (sit on bottom step, put hands on step, slide butt off, and use arms to raise and lower your butt)

Lower body: 20 full squats (stand in front of bottom step and allllmost sit down on the step each time you squat), 20 right let squats (left foot up on the bottom step), 20 left leg squats (right food up on the bottom step), 50 lunges

*** Time saver*** I like to combine my lunges with the upper body stuff…do lunges while you do front or side arm raises or bicep curls!

Abs: If you have time, my favorite ab routine is the P90x ab ripper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh1Ol3RpOEc

Have a happy healthy day!

Caitlin

 

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