Happy Friday! Is it me, or are these weeks flying by? Still settling in over here and trying to get to know the area. I still have pictures all over the floor waiting for me to find the inspiration on how to group them and where to hang them. Does anyone else have trouble with this? It doesn’t help that I still need to order pictures from three photography sessions when we lived and visited Hawaii. Yikes. So to take my mind off the never ending list of things to do at home, I exercise. Every morning Monday-Friday.
Sometimes I do it before the kids get up, sometimes right after breakfast and sometimes I incorporate it into my day like when I took them to the track this week so I could do a speed workout. Let me tell you, they had so much fun! They did races the entire time so we all got some good running in. Plus my big guy who’s 5 learned to ride a bike sans training wheels so he rode the .7 miles to the track and back while I pushed the other 2 in the double stroller.
Let’s be honest though, I am not always so good and sometimes the bed wins and/or get busy with the kids and have trouble fitting in my exercise. That’s when I do something quick and to the point like this routine. I did it earlier this week and was surprised that by the third exercise I was actually breathing rather heavily. The jumping squats got my legs burning in a hurry. The goal here is to move from exercise to exercise without taking too long of a pause.
This is the perfect short workout for when you just don’t have a lot of time on your hands. I recommend a 5 minute jog (I do this on my treadmill) for warm-up or you can do jumping jacks and/or running in place if you don’t have a treadmill and can’t leave the house. Then do the exercise routine and end with a 5 minute cool-down (ex: slow jog, walking, squats, knee lifts). This whole thing will take anywhere from 25 to 30 minutes.
Lying Hip Extensions
Wide Arm Push-ups
Kettlebell Swings (can hold a dumbbell vertically if you don’t have a kettlebell)
Scissor Leg Raises