Here it is! My Fitness Routine!
It’s not really a “long-awaited” post because no one asked for it, but I’m proud to FINALLY have a routine that works for ME. I wanted to make sure that I had a full-body, at-home workout, but mainly focusing on core strength and toning because… I would like to lose the belly pouch that is leftover from pregnancy and giving birth from like a million years ago…. le sigh..
If you guys read my life update last week, then you know I haven’t been in the right mindset lately, so I’ll have to work my way back up to the level of activity I was in before I lost motivation. But I’ll get there in time..
This entire workout lasts roughly an hour if I don’t take long breaks in between, maybe more now that I’ve added something else to the routine. I haven’t done the full routine in the past week and a half, maybe two. But I am determined to start all over again and really put in some effort and try to at least do a short version of this workout on days like today when I have to take Ciel to school or run errands.
My FULL Fitness Routine
(Yes, it’s all in order)
Warm-Up: Sun Salutation B
After doing 30 Days of Yoga with Yoga with Adriene in January, I wanted to keep doing at least a little bit of yoga and I remembered I had saved this on my phone a long time ago. I love doing this right before my workouts to wake up the body. Sun Salutation B is longer than A, and I prefer to do a long warm-up before I start. Even on days when I don’t do the full fitness routine I find this makes me feel good throughout the day.
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8 Mins: Abs Workout
Alex used to do this workout a very long time ago and it worked for him so I do it too lol. Some exercises are a bit challenging for me, so I replace them with something I’m able to do.
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8 Mins: Butt Workout
Self-explanatory, relatively easy. They have lunges in this video too so I’m kind of working on my legs as well.
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8 Mins: Leg Workout
This one is now too easy for me so I’ll have to move on to Level 2, but it’s great for beginners.
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Toned & Defined Arm Workout — Blogilates
This workout is SO GOOD for your arms and you don’t even need weights!! I still can’t get through half of the video before putting my arms down for a second or two, but I cannot wait till I’m able to get through the ENTIRE video lol. Cassey makes this workout super enjoyable!
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5 Minute Fat Attack / Quick Sweat Fat Burning Circuit — Blogilates
I tend to rotate these two videos every workout because they’re both around 5 minutes each and there are days when I like to push myself and do both, but very rarely lol.
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Lose Belly Fat (Beginner Workout) — 30 Day Workout (APP)
I recently got this app in my phone and I love it! You can track your weight and the calories you burn in each workout. You just turn on the app and select your workout and start it. It’s fun and easy! 🙂 I’ll be moving on to intermediate real soon with this app because I’m able to do it all the way through without breaks in between. I hardly break a sweat.
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100 Daily Squats
Self-explanatory. I began doing a “100 Squats a Day for 30 Days” at the beginning of April and decided to keep going past the 30 days. I’ve already noticed a slight difference, and Alex said he has too lol. I’m able to do 50 squats in a row, but when I really push myself, I can get through the full 100 without stopping.
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Cool-Down: Sun Salutation A
I do the Sun Salutation A for a cool-down and it’s fairly easy and fast as well. It’s a good way to end the workout and it makes me feel really good and I stretch sore muscles.
I also have shorter versions of this workout for days when I just don’t have the time but still want to do at least SOMETHING, or for days when I want to do something different. It’s usually a variation of any of the exercises above, but I also have a few other videos in my playlist if I want a quick burn.
Here are some other videos:
5 Minute Flat Abs — Blogilates
I’ve come to love Blogilates since many of you recommended her videos to me. I have a few other videos in my playlist that I will do eventually when I’m more conditioned. But she makes them very fun and enjoyable and she really challenges you.
Sore-y Not Sorry Ab Workout Challenge
This one I find more challenging than the ones above, but still really good for abs!
And my all-time favorite, challenging video:
HIIT Home Workout for Beginners — The Body Coach TV
Alex started doing one of Joe’s workouts and I decided to check out his videos for a beginners HIIT workout and found this one. Alex and I did it together our first time and holy shit, it’s so HARD!! I’m so not in shape for this video and I cannot even believe it’s for “beginners” but okay, lol.
So that’s it. That’s my full fitness routine plus some extra videos that I like to do when I don’t have a full hour for working out. I’m definitely trying to get back into my routine again after such stressful weeks, but I’m beginning to feel better and more determined to get through an hour of workout each morning to start the day off right.
What about you guys? Do you workout at home or at the gym?
Do you have a routine? Are you familiar with any of the videos above??
Please feel free to share your favorite videos or routines with me!! 🙂
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