I hope you forgive me for not posting a workout last week, there is this thing called “searching for our first home” that is super fun but you have to put in the time to find a great place. It was one of those weeks where I felt I was just squeezing everything I had to do in a very short amount of time. I used to say, “I just didn’t have any time to workout last week”, “OMG, last week was so crazy I just didn’t have the energy”, etc blah blah blah. I’ve slowly realized I was just making excuses and allowed the stress I felt to make me think I didn’t have enough time. Stress was something I had to learn to manage. During those busy weeks that we all have, we just need to make working out a priority, which really means making ourselves a priority. There is always time for that.
A good workout can be done in 7 minutes if you are in a time crunch. Trust me, 7 minutes of burpees makes you feel like you just ran a marathon. I tend to try to do at least a 20-30 minute body weight workout at home if I know I won’t have time to go to the gym. Sometimes when I don’t think I could possibly get a good workout in, I tell myself to just stretch for 5 minutes and then after that I feel a little better, so I stretch for another 10, and by that point I’m ready for a work out. It’s one of those things I do to trick myself into getting ready for a workout. Works like a charm.
The workout listed below is one I recruited my friend Alex to do with me while the hubster took photos. (It was his off day). It took just under 30 minutes and we were able to do the workout just in the yard and in the street.
10 walking lunges per side
10 slow pushups
10 deep side to side lunges
Repeat X 3
Rest 2-3 minutes
1 minute plank
15 seconds hold squat position
15 seconds mountain climbers
15 seconds hold right forward lunge
15 seconds cross body mountain climbers
15 seconds hole left forward lunge
Repeat X 3