It’s Friday! Woo hoo! Fitness Friday too and after taking a break from it last week due to an extra long post, I’m back this week with a few new workouts.
Before I get into Fitness Friday, I’ve been having some major issues with WordPress and am beyond frustrated. If for some reason you are signed up to receive my posts and are not, please let me know. Suddenly I am unable to comment on other blogs and have not been able to get any answers as to why. Has anyone else had this problem before?
Okay, on to Fitness Friday!
Monday – Bodypump at 24hour fitness + 45 minute elliptical at home
Tuesday – this workout from Janetha’s link to her GPP gym. I so wish we had a gym like this close by!
Complete 3 times for time
500 meter row
25 kettle ball swings
40 box jumps
25 kettleball swings
Our gym did not have a heavy kettleball so this was fairly easy for me. The box jumps I did were on a step three levels up because I am terrified of falling off the box! It was still a good workout and I finished it off with 2.5 miles of sprint training (ran out of time).
Wednesday – Spin and Piyo class at 24 hour fitness
Thursday – I found a blog called The Ascent Blog that has a ton of at home beginner Crossfit workouts. Since I’ve been wanting to try crossfit forever, I figured I’d give some of these a try.
Warm-Up: 4 rounds: 20 seconds high knees 20 seconds butt kicks Then: Side lunges, 10 on each side, moving slowly to stretch Forward lunges, 10 on each side, moving slowly and bringing your back knee to the floor Butterfly stretch, hold for 60 seconds
WOD: R Side plank, hold 10 seconds 10 mountain climbers, count each leg L Side plank, hold 10 seconds 10 donkey kicks, count each leg 10 push-ups R side plank, hold 15 seconds 15 mountain climbers, count each leg L side plank, hold 15 seconds 15 donkey kicks, count each leg 15 push-ups
10 jumping lunges, count each leg 10 jumping air squats 15 jumping lunges, count each leg 15 jumping air squats
R side plank, hold 15 seconds 15 mountain climbers, count each leg L side plank, hold 15 seconds 15 donkey kicks, count each leg 15 push-ups R side plank, hold 10 seconds 10 mountain climbers, count each leg L side plank, hold 10 seconds 10 donkey kicks, count each leg 10 push-ups
I felt like I needed a little more after so I did this which was also from the same blog just modified a little.
As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes
30 jumping jacks (fast)
20 bicycles (10 on each side)
In the spirit of Fitness Friday, go check out A Healthy Nest for a great post on priorities. I often hear people say they just don’t have time to workout out. Kim makes a great point that what people should be saying is, “I don’t want to prioritize that over everything else in my day right now.” Working out can be done in many different forms. I think there is a misconception that in order to get a good workout, we need to spend hours at the gym sweating. This is not true! You can get your heart rate up in less than 1 minute! There are tons of great resources online (Pinterest) with Tabata and HITT workouts which can be as short as 5 minutes!
Every year right after the holidays, the gym is packed with newbies who set their New Years resolution to workout and get in shape. That’s great but why not start now? Here’s a few blogs that are hosting fun December “stay healthy”
Dominate December with Janetha at Meals and Moves.
Dominate in December with Katie at Healthy Diva Eats.
Join me in staying healthy through the holidays by Dominating December!
- Are you participating in any December Challenges?
- How do you make sure to get in your fitness?